CITES Elephant trophy hunting quotas 2017- 1188 African elephants may be legally hunted in 2017 

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CITES

CITES LISTING

APPENDIX COUNTRY DATE NOTES
I
  13/09/2007 Included in Appendix I, except the populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, which are included in Appendix II.
II
  13/09/2007 Populations of BW, NA, ZA, ZW
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Malawi 18/01/1990

QUOTAS

YEAR COUNTRY QUOTA NOTES
2017 Angola 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Benin 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Botswana 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Burkina Faso 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Cameroon 160 tusks as trophies from 80 animals
2017 Central African Republic 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Chad 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Congo 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Côte d’Ivoire 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Equatorial Guinea 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Eritrea 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Ethiopia 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Gabon 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Ghana 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Guinea 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Guinea Bissau 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Kenya 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Liberia 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Malawi 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Mali 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Mozambique 56 tusks as trophies from 28 animals
2017 Namibia 180 tusks as trophies from 90 animals
2017 Niger 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Nigeria 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Rwanda 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Senegal 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Sierra Leone 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Somalia 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 South Africa 300 tusks as trophies from 150 animals
2017 South Sudan 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Sudan 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 Uganda 0 raw ivory as part of elephant hunting trophies
2017 United Republic of Tanzania 200 tusks as trophies from 100 animals
2017 Zambia 0 raw ivory other than trophies
2017 Zambia 160 tusks and other trophies from 80 animals
2017 Zimbabwe 1000 tusks as trophies from 500 animals

SUSPENSIONS

DATE COUNTRY NOTIFICATION NOTES
01/04/2016 China
CITES Notif. No. 2016/034 Stricter domestic measures from 20 March 2016 to 31 December 2019 suspending imports of tusks and ivory carvings of Elephantidae spp. in the form of: pre-Convention elephant tusks and their products; ivory carvings of African elephant obtained after the Convention entered into force; and tusks as hunting trophies obtained in Africa.
15/03/2016 Guinea Bissau
CITES Notif. No. 2016/030 All commercial trade in specimens of CITES-listed species.
15/03/2016 Liberia
CITES Notif. No. 2016/030 All commercial trade in specimens of CITES-listed species.
19/03/2015 Australia
CITES Notif. No. 2015/015 Australia has stricter domestic measures for all Appendix-I listed elephants.
10/10/2014 United States of America
CITES Notif. No. 2014/045 Stricter domestic measures governing the import of African elephant ivory.
11/08/2014 United Republic of Tanzania
CITES Notif. No. 2014/037 The United States has suspended imports of sport-hunted trophies of African elephant taken in the United Republic Tanzania during calendar year 2014.
11/08/2014 Zimbabwe
CITES Notif. No. 2014/037 The United States has suspended imports of sport-hunted trophies of African elephant taken in Zimbabwe on or after 4 April 2014.
02/04/2014 Democratic Republic of the Congo
CITES Notif. No. 2014/017 Validity of CITES export permits or certificates apparently issued by the Democratic Republic of the Congo to be confirmed by the Secretariat.
16/05/2013 Guinea
CITES Notif. No. 2013/017 All exports.
19/01/2011 Djibouti
CITES Notif. No. 2011/010 All commercial trade in specimens of CITES-listed species.
16/08/2010 Zimbabwe
CITES Notif. No. 2010/024 Parties are requested not to authorize the import of ivory carvings from Zimbabwe where the traveller presents a ‘Short Export Permit’ – standard CITES export permit are required.
30/07/2004 Mauritania
CITES Notif. No. 2004/055 All commercial trade in specimens of CITES-listed species.
30/07/2004 Somalia
CITES Notif. No. 2004/055 All commercial trade in specimens of CITES-listed species.

EU Wildlife Trade Regulations

EU LISTING

ANNEX COUNTRY DATE NOTES LEGAL NOTICE
A
  04/02/2017 All populations except those of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Commission Reg. (EU) No 2017/160 of 20 January 2017
B
  04/02/2017
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Commission Reg. (EU) No 2017/160 of 20 January 2017

EU DECISIONS

DATE COUNTRY EU DECISIONS NOTES DOCUMENT
03/09/2014 Botswana Positive W – Wild SRG 69 Soc
28/05/2015
(valid since 04/09/2014 )
Cameroon Suspension (a) trophies W – Wild No 2015/736
02/12/2011 Ethiopia W – Wild SRG 58 Soc
27/06/2016 Mozambique Negative trophies W – Wild SRG 76 Soc
23/02/2012 Namibia Positive W – Wild SRG 59 Soc
28/05/2014 South Africa Positive W – Wild SRG 68 Soc
27/06/2016 United Republic of Tanzania Negative trophies W – Wild SRG 76 Soc
15/09/2015 Zambia Positive trophies W – Wild SRG 73 Soc
09/04/2015 Zimbabwe Positive trophies W – Wild SRG 71 Soc

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