IFAW African elephant population transfer

IFAW African elephant population transfer 2013-Feb-12

Parties are required to consider information provided by a Panel of Experts when making decisions about the
placement of elephants on the CITES Appendices. Resolution Conference 10.9 establishes this requirement,
and outlines the process by which the Panel of Experts is convened, the terms of reference for the Panel’s
evaluation of elephant listing proposals, and the level of consideration to be given to the Panel’s findings
by the Parties in making decisions about whether to support or oppose proposals to amend the listing for
African elephants. Thus, Res. Conf. 10.9 provides an added layer of evaluation that can be very useful and
informative to Parties when evaluating often controversial proposals dealing with downlisting of elephants
and trade in elephant ivory.


Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, Director, France and Francophone Africa
Director, France and Francophone Africa
Dr. Cynthia Moss, IFAW Elephant Expert
IFAW Elephant Expert
Grace Ge Gabriel, Regional Director, Asia
Regional Director, Asia
James Isiche, Regional Director, East Africa
Regional Director, East Africa
Jason Bell, Program Director, Elephants Regional Director, South Africa
Program Director, Elephants, Regional Director, South Africa
Vivek Menon, Director of IFAW partner, Wildlife Trust of India
Senior Advisor to the CEO on Strategic Partnerships & Philanthropy