Transport of live specimens
Directed to the Animals Committee
The Animals Committee, in collaboration with interested non-governmental organizations and the Secretariat, shall:
a) develop recommendations regarding transport of live animals by road, rail or ship, and regarding cost-effective options for containers and packing materials for all means of transport to supplement, where necessary, the IATA Live Animals Regulations;
b) 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 preparation, proper handling and transportation of live animals, particularly in exporting countries; and
c) report at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the implementation of this Decision.
The Animals Committee, in consultation with the Plants Committee and the Secretariat, shall:
a) undertake a review of Resolution Conf. 10.21 on Transport of live animals, in order to inter alia:
i) revise the requirements regarding the collection, submission and analysis of data on mortality and injury or damage to health in transport of live animals, domestic measures directed to Parties, and reporting obligations;
ii) incorporate references to the transport of live plants; and
iii) clarify how IATA manuals and regulations can be mechanisms through which up-to-date guidance on the transport of live animals and plants of CITES-listed species can be provided, replacing the CITES Guidelines for transport and preparation for shipment of live wild animals and plants; and
b) report at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the implementation of this Decision.
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