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Highlights for Thursday, 8 November 2012
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2nd GRASP Council Meeting

The Second GRASP Council Meeting reconvened for the final day of deliberations on Thursday, 8 November in Paris, France. In the morning, participants discussed the Global Strategy for Great Apes and the draft revised Rules for Management of GRASP.

In the afternoon, participants addressed the draft GRASP Priority Plan 2013-2016, and adopted the revised versions of the Global Strategy for Great Apes, the Rules for Management and the GRASP Priority Plan 2013-2016. Participants also elected new members to the Executive Committee. In the evening, the Great Ape Seminar on Great Apes and Technology took place.

The meeting was gavelled to a close at 6.14pm.

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Discussion on Organizational Matters
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Morning dias. From L-R: Doug Cress, GRASP Coordinator; Noeline Raondry Rakotoarisoa, UNESCO; Chair Jacques Trouvilliez, France; Neville Ash, UNEP
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Chair Jacques Trouvilliez, France
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Doug Cress, GRASP
Dieudonné Ankara, Congo
Mamadou Sidibé, Senegal
Bourama Niagate, Mali
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Russ Mittermeier, GRASP Patron and President of Conservation International
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John Mshelbwala, Nigeria
Mark Baxter, UK
Will Travers, CEO, Born Free Foundation
Darmawan Liswanto, Fauna & Flora International
Ashley Leiman, Director, Orangutan Foundation
Tara Stoinski, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Jillian Miller, Executive Director, Gorilla Organization
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Evening dias. From L-R: Doug Cress, GRASP Coordinator; Noeline Raondry Rakotoarisoa, UNESCO; Gretchen Kalonji, UNESCO; Chair Jacques Trouvilliez, France; Neville Ash, UNEP
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Gretchen Kalonji, UNESCO
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Neville Ash, UNEP
Steve Unwin, Chester Zoo
Roland Melisch, TRAFFIC
Kay Farmer, Pan African Sanctuary Alliance
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Members of the Secretariat hard at work.
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Participants conferring during the session break.
 
Election of the Executive Committee
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Great Apes and Technology
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Johann Jenson, UNEP
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Adriana Klompus, GRASP Blog Competition Winner
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Ian Cross, i-site.com
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Ian Redmond, Ape Alliance
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Serge Wich, ConservationDrones.org
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Lilian Pintea, Jane Goodall Institute
Outside the meeting
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