Transport of live animals
Directed to the Animals Committee
The Animals Committee, in collaboration with interested non-governmental organizations and the Secretariat, should:
a) develop recommendations regarding transport of live animals by road, rail or ship to supplement, where necessary, the IATA Live Animals Regulations;
b) investigate cost-effective options for containers and packing materials that could be recommended for adoption in the IATA Live Animals Regulations;
c) assist in identifying model practices concerning the transport and preparation for shipment of live wild animals, and develop recommendations to the Parties regarding the proper handling and transportation of live animals, particularly in exporting countries; and
d) report at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on progress with the implementation of paragraphs a) to c) above.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat shall, in consultation with the Animals Committee, liaise with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) with a view to concluding a Memorandum of Understanding in order to:
a) strengthen further collaboration in order to improve transport conditions of live animals;
b) establish an official training programme on animal transport; and
c) facilitate the exchange of technical information relevant to animal transport, between the Secretariat, the IATA Live Animals and Perishables Boards and the WAZA Executive Office.
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