Directed to the Animals Committee
The Animals Committee, particularly its working group on tortoises and freshwater turtles, shall, before the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in collaboration with the Secretariat and the Management and Scientific Authorities of the known range States of Malacochersus tornieri (pancake tortoise):
a) review the biology, genetic variability, conservation status and distribution of this species in the wild;
b) assess the current production systems of this species with the aim of advising on adequate control, management and monitoring practices;
c) consider appropriate identification and marking systems for specimens in trade and for breeding stocks in captivity in the range States; and
d) advise on training and capacity-building needs to manage and control the trade in this species.
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