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In a Resolution adopted by senior officials, meeting at the invitation of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and France's SNPN
(National Nature Protection Socity), delegates from these countries have called for all the elephant population to be registered in Annex I of the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES Convention) This annex features species for which there is a total ban on trade, Annex II includes those where the trade is allowed but officially subjected to strict controls, and Annex III covers those for which the trade is restricted solely in some countries.
Non-governmental organisations (including the World Wide Fund for Nature - WWF - and the International Fund for Animal Welfare - IFAW-) have welcomed or expressed their full support for the African agreement, even though others, such as the SNPN
(French nature protection body) have put a damper on the celebrations: "whilst the temporary lull is to be welcomed, it should be remembered that the four Southern African countries are bound to make a further demands for quotas during the next CITES: the African elephant is still in danger", stresses the SNPN