Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

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Fifteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

The 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (CoP15) will be held in Doha, Qatar, from 13 to 25 March 2010

Sheraton Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Al Corniche Street
Doha, Qatar

Doha, Qatar 13 – 25 March 2010


CoP15 Prop. 1 Canis lupus Annotation Switzerland

CoP15 Prop. 2 Lynx rufus USA

CoP15 Prop. 3 Ursus maritimus USA

CoP15 Prop. 4 Loxodonta africana U.R. of Tanzania (Rev. 1)

CoP15 Prop. 5 Loxodonta africana Zambia

CoP15 Prop. 6 Loxodonta africana Annotation Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali,
Rwanda, Sierra Leone

CoP15 Prop. 7 Anas oustaleti Switzerland (AC)

CoP15 Prop. 8 Crocodylus moreletii Mexico

CoP15 Prop. 9 Crocodylus niloticus Egypt

CoP15 Prop. 10 Uromastyx ornata Israel

CoP15 Prop. 11 Ctenosaura bakeri, C. oedirhina, C. melanosterna Honduras

CoP15 Prop. 12 Ctenosaura palearis Guatemala

CoP15 Prop. 13 Agalychnis spp. Honduras, Mexico

CoP15 Prop. 14 Neurergus kaiseri I.R. of Iran

CoP15 Prop. 15 Sphyrna lewini, S. mokarran, S. zygaena, Carcharhinus plumbeus, C. obscurus Palau, USA

CoP15 Prop. 16 Carcharhinus longimanus Palau, USA

CoP15 Prop. 17 Lamna nasus Palau, Sweden (EU)

CoP15 Prop. 18 Squalus acanthias Palau, Sweden (EU)

CoP15 Prop. 19 Thunnus thynnus Monaco

CoP15 Prop. 20 Dynastes satanas P.S. of Bolivia

CoP15 Prop. 21 Coralliidae spp. (Corallium spp. Paracorallium spp. Sweden (EU), USA


Transfer of Ursus maritimus from Appendix II to Appendix I


This proposal is rather based on emotion than science, the polar bear becoming a flag species for many NGOs and some States. It is at least premature, as based on rather long term speculations, and is not supported by the other range States. In addition, the species is covered by a specific Agreement between the five range States, the opinion of which is not provided in the supporting statement. In contradiction with the argument used to justify a ban on trade in the species, it is of interest to note that the proponent has recently signed an agreement with another range State, the Russian Federation, which authorizes local hunting in part of the Russian territory where it was prohibited so far. Finally, the current Appendix-II listing allows all range States to adapt their management to the circumstances and prohibit any trade if this would be considered as conservation need.

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