XV CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES
13-25 March 2010
Doha - Qatar

-CITES CoP15 Results
-SSN Digest - Species Proposals (Arabic/Franšais/Espa˝ol)
-SSN Digest - Working Documents (Franšais/Espa˝ol)
-SSN Fact Sheets (Arabic/Franšais/Espa˝ol)

Decisions at CITES CoP15 involved such high profile species as the African elephant, sharks, and polar bear. 

Increased trade controls were approved for spiny-tailed iguanas, Kaiser's spotted newt, and Agalychnis tree frogs, Argentine lignum vitae, Brazilian rosewood, and several plant species from Madagascar. In response to concerns regarding poaching and illegal trade, the Parties rejected proposals to downlist African elephant populations of Tanzania and Zambia. 

Proposals to regulate international trade in hammerhead sharks, oceanic whitetip shark, porbeagle, spiny dogfish, and red and pink corals were rejected. Proposals to list polar bear, ornate dabb lizard, and bluefin tuna in Appendix I also were rejected. 

While a proposal to downlist the bobcat was rejected, proposals to downlist populations of Morelet's and Nile crocodiles were accepted as were proposals to delist cliff spurge, marsh rose, and swartland sugarbush.




Factsheets
CoP15 PROPOSAL SPECIES SSN VIEW
CoP15 Prop. 2 (USA) Bobcat
(Lynx rufus)
OPPOSE
CoP15 Prop. 3 (USA) Polar Bear
(Ursus maritimus)
SUPPORT
Ě SSN Response to Comments on CoP15 Prop. 3, Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
Ě SSN Response to Secretariat Preliminary Assessment of CoP15 Prop. 3, Polar bear (Ursus maritimus)
CoP15 Prop. 4 (Tanzania)
CoP15 Prop. 5 (Zambia)
CoP15 Prop. 6 (Congo, Ghana,
Kenya, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone)
African Elephant
(Loxodonta africana)
OPPOSE Prop. 4
OPPOSE Prop. 5
SUPPORT Prop. 6
CoP15 Prop. 13 (Honduras and
Mexico)

Tree Frogs
(Agalychnis spp.)
SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 14 (Iran)
Kaiser’s Spotted Newt
(Neurergus kaiseri)
SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 15
(Palau and USA)
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna lewini), Great Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna mokarran), Smooth Hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna zygaena), Sandbar Shark (Carcharhinus plumbeus), Dusky Shark (Carcharhinus obscurus) SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 16
(Palau and USA)

Whitetip Shark
(Carcharhinus longimanus)
SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 17 (Palau and Sweden,
on behalf of the EU)
Porbeagle
(Lamna nasus)
SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 18 (Palau and Sweden,
on behalf of the EU)
Spiny Dogfish
(Squalus acanthias)
SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 19 (Monaco) Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
(Thunnus thynnus)
SUPPORT
CoP15 Prop. 21 (USA and Sweden,
on behalf of the EU)
Pink and red Coralliidae
(Corallium spp. and Paracorallium spp.)
SUPPORT
ADDITIONAL SSN CoP15 FACTSHEETS
Ě EU and Palau Shark Proposals: Reasons for support in Latin America
Ě Palau and USA Shark Proposals: Reasons for support in Latin America
Ě Revision of Resolution Conf. 9.14 (Rev. Cop14) on Conservation of and Trade in African and Asian Rhinoceroses
Ě What will be the effect of listing commercially exploited species of shark on CITES Appendix II?

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