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CITES CoP 14 Side Event: Conservation of the African Lion Panthera leo: Two Regional Conservation Strategies, 8 June 2007 The Hague

ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network CITES Lion handout (PDF, 169 kB)

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IUCN Cat Specialist Group members Hans Bauer and Kristin Nowell organised a side event at the 14th Conference of Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES COP 14). The attached handout was distributed.

Following Kenya’s withdrawal of its proposal to list the African lion on Appendix I at COP13, at the request of African Range States, IUCN held two workshops to develop regional lion conservation strategies. The Regional Conservation Strategy for the Lion in West and Central Africa and the Regional Conservation Strategy for the Lion in Eastern and Southern Africa were formulated using an IUCN SSC process that brought together stakeholders including governments, lion specialists, NGOs and hunting industry representatives.

The regional strategies benefit from a recent technical analysis of lion status and distribution led by the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the strategies have already been used by Range States to develop their own national action plans for lions.

The side event was chaired by IUCN Species Survival Commission Chair Dr. Holly Dublin. It included an overview of the workshop process and the resulting strategies by the IUCN SSC Cat Specialist Group, as well as talks by several Range State Governments on their experiences implementing regional priorities on the national level.

ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network

ROCAL - West and Central African lion conservation network

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