To those with interest in CITES
CITES and how to get Egypt Government to update Appendices and list export
restrictions to certain animals/mammals.. These are the rules detailed after
i enquired international CITES and local CITES... International CITES got
back to me with these specifics.. online CITES says requests to update
appendix have to be submit to secretariat 150 days prior to meeting.. but
according to this reply it seems that when secretariat gets the request they
just put the change thru and dont have authority or say in the matter ... so
any requests to change listings have to ask our Egypt gov to make the
So i guess Egypt should be
greatful to India
for its work in putting the Jackal on the list appendix 3.. because Egypt
did not put their pharonic Jackal God animal on the list for protection of
need to get a little more proactive i think on reviewing the list and analyzing
it and submitting any requests to update it.
Inshaallah... Thoughts for future activities...
--- On Tue, 1/4/11, Stephen NASH <Stephen.Nash@cites.org>
From: Stephen NASH <Stephen.Nash@cites.org>
Subject: Re: REQUEST for addition to Appendices of CITES - endangered animal
To: "Marie Antoinette Castelli" <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 10:54 AM
Thank you for
your message concerning the Egyptian jackal (Canis aureus lupaster)).
The species is already included in CITES Appendix III, under the listing of Canis
aureus made by India
(the reference to India in
Appendix III refers to the country that requested the listing, and the
listing of Canis aureus is not restricted to India).
If there are
reasons to change the listing, for example to include the species in Appendix
I or II, this would be done on the basis of a proposal put forward by a member State (Party). The Secretariat has no
authority to submit such proposals, which must be presented by a government.
Proposals are judged against the criteria for listing species in Appendix I
and II, which can be found in Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP15), and only
Parties decide whether to accept the proposals. The Secretariat does not have
a deciding role in such matters.
Please note that
the CITES criteria primarily focus on the impact of international
trade, and the IUCN
Red List is
based on different criteria. There are many endangered or critically endangered
species that are
not listed in the CITES Appendices, because these are not in international
trade (and therefore a CITES listing would have no purpose). Similarly, there
are many species listed in the CITES Appendices that are not endangered, but
their listing is to ensure that these species do not become endangered as a
result of international trade.
I suggest that
you contact your national CITES authority should you have information that
would support a change in the Appendices. Contact addresses can be found on
the CITES website. The next CITES meeting is expected in early 2013, which
means proposals will have to be submitted by governments in 2012.
Stephen V. Nash
Chief, Capacity-building Services
International Environment House
Chemin des Anémones
Tel. No. (41 22) 917-8143
Fax No. (41 22) 797-3417
Web site: www.cites.org
Forwarded by INFO-CITES/UNEP/GVA/UNO on 04/01/2011 15:07 -----
Marie Antoinette Castelli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Re: Fw: Re: REQUEST for addition to Appendices of CITES -
endangered animal lists
CITES - Secretariat and local Cites representatives,
In addition to my below prior messages requesting proper
procedure to request of secretariat input for next party meeting to update
the appendices and include Egypt endangered animals that need protection
regulation which are not currently mentioned in appendices, I have been
studying the wildlife lists in Egypt and was also concerned with one in
particular animal not listed that should definately be listed.. the LUPASTER.
The Lupaster is CRITICAL ENDANGERED CR - it is the Egyptian
Wolf (or controversially called a Jackal). I think the problem is that
LUPASTER is a subscpecies of a subspecies.. some people label it under the
golden jackal (canis liaureus linnaeus) which is not redlisted or
endangered.. also they list it both under wolf and under jacckal.. (canis
aureus lupaster and canis lupus lupaster... ) Currently the only
Jackal i see listed in appendices of CITES is canis aureus (LC- india only
mentioned) and canis lupus (appendix 2-not critical regulation protection)...
not any subspecies are mentioned specifically, which i think subspecies NEED
to be listed and regulated since not all subspecies are the same - this
LUPASTER is CR.
It should list Canis Aureus Lupaster and Canis Lupus Lupaster
both as appendix 1- Critical Endangered so no matter which name they paste on
the same subspecies it will be regulated as it should be to protect Egyptian
(also extinct animals should be listed as endangered also, in
the case that one shows up to still exist which did happen in the past,
it should then be regulated as endangered)
Am currently examining other animals and extinction and
endangered status on redlists and elsewhere... to see if any other additions
/changes need to be considered for the next party meeting..
Please consider the LUPASTER additions above.. afterall, the
Egyptian Jackal is an egyptian trademark.. pharonic.. was a pharonic God and
it would be a shame to lose this endangered species that only exists in Egypt.
I therefore ask it to be regulated in its export. Animal
Welfare groups can then also try to stop its capture and hunting inside Egypt,
to further protect it from extinction.
Thank you for your consideration,