Directed to Parties, intergovernmental organizations, international aid agencies,
non-governmental organizations and other donors
Governments and intergovernmental organizations, international aid agencies, non-governmental organizations and other donors are encouraged to support the work of the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group and its member States to implement national action/management plans and to develop a database regarding trade in bushmeat.
Directed to the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group
The CITES Bushmeat Working Group, renamed the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group, is encouraged to continue its work and report through the CITES Secretariat at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on progress made in implementing national action plans relating to the trade in bushmeat and other initiatives it takes regarding this subject.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat should:
a) write to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to draw its attention to the growing concern over the unsustainable trade in bushmeat species and to urge the Parties to CBD to make recommendations that will help to address this issue by developing policies to protect native habitats and promote sustainable utilization of forest resources;
b) invite the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to consider whether it would be prepared to convene an international workshop to facilitate the development of an action plan to develop a coordinated approach to tackling the issues of poverty, habitat degradation, human population growth and utilization of natural resources associated with the unsustainable trade in bushmeat;
c) invite FAO to write to the Secretaries-General of treaties and international organizations such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, the International Tropical Timber Organization, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Environment Programme, including its Great Apes Survival Project, and the United Nations Population Fund to participate in this workshop and encourage States that participate in these treaties and organizations to become involved in this workshop; and
d) subject to the agreement of FAO, invite all CITES Parties and other interested bodies to provide the necessary funding to support this workshop.
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