The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) released a document with recommendations on proposals to be brought up at the upcoming meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES COP17) to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 24 September to 5 October 2016. This voting guide concentrates on agenda items which are important for rural communities and their livelihoods as well as for the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife resources; and gives recommendations for the decision on each proposal.
We thank Willem Wijnstekers, former Secretary General of CITES, who thoroughly prepared this position paper. We encourage all Parties to CITES to consider our recommendations and we hope that our reasoning will convince many of them to vote in accordance with the CIC recommendations.
Please download the CIC Position Paper as PDF document.