Geneva, 6 March 2002
Quotas for trade in raw elephant ivory
1. Resolution Conf. 10.10 recommends that Parties that wish to authorize export of raw ivory of African elephant, Loxodonta africana, establish an annual export quota, expressed as a maximum number of tusks.
2. The same Resolution recommends that Parties communicate to the Secretariat each export quota for the following year by 31 December and that the Secretariat communicate this to the Parties by 31 January of the year to which the quota applies.
3. In Notification to the Parties No. 2001/073 of 5 November 2001, the Secretariat requested the Parties to submit their quotas for 2002.
4. The list below contains the quota information that was received by the Secretariat by 31 January 2002.
Botswana 420 tusks (210 animals)
Cameroon 160 tusks (80 animals)
Gabon 150 tusks (75 animals)
Mozambique 20 tusks (10 animals)
Namibia 150 tusks (75 animals)
South Africa 120 tusks (60 animals)
United Republic of Tanzania 100 tusks (50 animals)
Zimbabwe 800 tusks (400 animals)
5. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph f) under the fourth RECOMMENDS of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev.), a quota of zero has been established for each country that has not submitted a quota.
6. Parties are requested not to accept permits issued for the export of raw ivory, other than those issued by the countries mentioned under paragraph 4 above. It should be stressed that all populations of Loxodonta africana are in Appendix I except those of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, which are included in Appendix II subject to certain conditions (see annotation °604 of the Interpretation of Appendices I and II).
7. The Secretariat will notify the Parties when other countries have submitted their quotas for raw ivory in accordance with Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev.).
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