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Ivory trade - CITES

Selected documents related to ivory trade and CITES.

Article in Scientific American, July 2009; The Ivory Trail. By Samuel K. Wasser, Bill Clark and Cathy Laurie.
Proposal from Tanzania to be considered by 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15), Doha, Qatar. (13 to 25 March 2010).
Proposal from Zambia to be considered by 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15), Doha, Qatar. (13 to 25 March 2010).
Proposal from Kenya, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Togo, Republic of Congo and Rwanda to be considered by 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15), Doha, Qatar. (13 to 25 March 2010).
Wasser et. al. 2008. Combating the Illegal Trade in African Elephant Ivory with DNA forensics. Samuel K. Wasser, William Joseph Clark, Ofir Drori, Emily Stephen Kisamo, Celia Mailand, Benezeth Mutayoba, and Matthew Stephens. Conservation Biology, Volume 22, No. 4, 1065–1071
Proposals to relax the African elephant’s protected status and to promote one-off sales of stockpiled ivory spell doom to the elephants within our lifetimes. Twenty-four African countries have come together to harness information to shape policy to ensure the elephants’ future. (Kenya Elephant Forum, 2010)
This fact sheet aims to brief policy-makers on the link between elephant poaching and the ivory trade. Proposals to relax the African elephant’s internationally protected status and to increase one-off sales of stockpiled ivory spell doom to Africa’s elephants within our lifetimes. (Kenya Elephant Forum, January 2010)
This fact sheet summarizes the major milestones in governments’ attempts to secure the future of the African elephant, which today is under serious threat from poaching and the ivory trade. (The Elephant Forum, January 2010)
This fact sheet presents the proposed amendments relating to the African Elephant that have been presented for consideration to the 15th meeting of the Conference of Parties to CITES. 13-25 March 2010, Doha, Qatar. It provides views from the African Elephant Coalition on reasons for accepting or rejecting the proposals. (Kenya Elephant Forum, January 2010)
Elephants are important. They are large, long-lived, highly intelligent and complex animals. They are under threat from ivory poaching and habitat loss. They are an essential component of African savannah and forest ecosystems. Local extinctions could lead to catastrophic ecological changes. Losing them would be detrimental to Africa, Asia and the world. (Kenya Elephant Forum, January 2010)
Press release related to opinion piece Science 12th March 2010: Scientists Oppose One-­off Ivory Sales and Urge International Trade Decisions to Put Science above Politics. Drs. Sam Wasser, Andy Dobson, Katarzyna Nowak, Joyce Poole, and Petter Granli. The piece argues that CITES' member states should reject the proposals requesting further sale of ivory.
Press document about the catastrophic increase in illegal killing and declines of elephants in Central Africa, in particular DR Congo. The recent data on illegal killing of elephants in DRC was compiled by a group of 23 people including national park staff, researchers and NGO personnel. Main sources: John A Hart, Rene Beyers, George Wittemeyer. Further contact: Terese B. Hart, Director TL2 Project, Kinshasa, DR Congo, teresehart@gmail.com, +254 998 274 380.
CITES - CoP15. Annex 6 a) Report of the Panel of Experts regarding the proposal of the United Republic of Tanzania.
CITES - CoP15. Annex 6 b) Report of the Panel of Experts regarding the proposal of Zambia.
CITES - CoP15. Annex 6: Report of the Panel of Experts on proposals to transfer populations of the African elephant from Appendix I to Appendix II.
This is a report by ETIS, which is a comprehensive information system to track illegal trade in ivory and other elephant products. ETIS is managed by TRAFFIC on behalf of the CITES Parties.
In addition to information on global trends in the level of illegal killing of elephants since 2002, this analysis investigates a number of site- and country-level variables that are significantly associated with levels of illegal killing at MIKE (Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants) sites.
Statement to CoP15 delegates 18 March 2010 by Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton of Save The Elephants and Dr. Joyce Poole of ElephantVoices: Loxodonta africana: Does the species, population, satisfy the biological criteria for Appendix I in Annex I of Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP 14)? Regarding proposals from Tanzania and Zambia.
2010, March, Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). OPEN SEASON: The Burgeoning Illegal Ivory Trade in Tanzania and Zambia.
 
 
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