Tanzania withdraws its proposal to downlist African elephant


For the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of Resolution Conf. 10.9, the CITES Secretariat has been in close communication with the United Republic of Tanzania on the proposal which it submitted for consideration at 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (Bangkok, Thailand, 3-14 March 2013) to transfer its population of Loxodonta africana (African elephant) from Appendix I to II. Tanzania has now informed the Secretariat that it has decided to withdraw the proposal.


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