Gaborone I and II (Botswana) - African Elephant Summit

Gaborone Summit I


The African Elephant Summit was held in Gaborone, Botswana from 2-4 December 2013.  


Delegates from 30 countries and 27 inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations participated in discussions around key urgent measures required to stem the growing illegal ivory trade and its impacts on elephant populations in Africa.  A set of 14 urgent measures were adopted by consensus.

The summary record is now available in English and French.


Urgent measures

Following two days of discussion and negotiation, a set of urgent measures were adopted by consensus by delegates at the African Elephant Summit, representing 30 countries and a number of inter-governmental organizations.

The urgent measures - Gaborone I's Declaration  are available in English and French



African Elephant Meeting - Gaborone II


On 23 March, 2015, the Government of Botswana hosted the African Elephant Meeting as a follow-up to the African Elephant Summit. More information on the conference proceedings, which were primarily closed to the media, will be posted as available.


On 25 March 2015, the Government of Botswana convened the Kasane Conference on The Illegal Wildlife Trade as a follow-up to the London Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade held in February 2014, resulting in the issuing of the[nbsp]Kasane Statement.

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Botswana II – Mars 2015 - Critical conference maintains global momentum to curb wildlife crime


For more information concerning the Gaborone I and II summit, kindly consult the IUCN Website under the following link: IUCN

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