14.82 to 14.85 Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

 

Directed to the range States of Psittacus erithacus
14.82 The range States of Psittacus erithacus should participate in the development and implementation of regional management plans for the conservation of and trade in P. erithacus erithacus and P. erithacus timneh.
 

 

 

Directed to the Secretariat
14.83 Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall develop regional management plans for the conservation of and trade in P. erithacus erithacus and P. erithacus timneh, in collaboration with the range States, relevant experts, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders. Issues to be addressed in these plans should include:
  a)  development of biologically sustainable national export quotas in cooperation with neighbouring range States;
  b)  development of standards for making non-detriment findings;
  c)  providing details of the control measures in place or to be implemented to verify the origin of the specimens;
  d)  cooperation on studies on the population status and demography of the species and the status of its habitat;
  e)  cooperation on long-term monitoring efforts;
  f)  actions to implement law enforcement programmes to combat poaching and illegal trade (both national and international) and report on the results of the programmes in terms of enforcement efforts, seizures and prosecutions;
  g)  agreements on reliable methodologies for assessing population status and population monitoring;
  h)  investigations of the possibility of establishing in situ captive-breeding facilities for the species;
  i)  encouragement of the participation of all range States, enforcement authorities, importing countries, experts, the NGO community and the private sector in implementing these plans; and
  j)  considering expanding the management plans to include other psittacine species in the region.

 

 

14.84 The Secretariat shall seek funding for and organize workshops in West and Central Africa to assist range States in the development and implementation of regional management plans for the conservation of and trade in P. erithacus erithacus and P. erithacus timneh.

 

 

14.85 The Secretariat should identify cases where there has been a history of exports in excess of quotas and, as long as necessary, verify export permits issued to ensure that quotas are not exceeded.