16.155 to 16.157, 15.95 (Rev. CoP16) & 16.158 Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)

 
Directed to the Secretariat
15.95 (Rev. CoP16) Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall, in cooperation with the agarwood rangeStates and the Plants Committee, organize a workshop to share experiences, discussmanagement of wild and plantation-source agarwood, identify and agree on strategies thatbalance the conservation and use of the wild populations, while relieving the pressure onthese by using the planted material.
 
Directed to exporting and importing countries of agarwood-producing taxa
16.155 To facilitate the implementation of the annotation to agarwood-producing taxa, based on document CoP16 Inf. 3 and further information available, exporting and importing countries of agarwood-producing taxa should produce an identification manual for agarwood products and communicate it to the Secretariat.
 
Directed to the Plants Committee
16.156 The Plants Committee shall consider the current production systems of tree species, including mixed and monospecific plantations, and assess the applicability of the current definitions of artificial propagation in Resolution Conf. 10.13 (Rev. CoP15) and Resolution Conf. 11.11 (Rev. CoP15) respectively, and report back at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
 
Directed to the Plants Committee
16.157 The Plants Committee shall monitor the implementation of Resolution Conf. 16.9 (Implementation of the Convention for agarwood-producing taxa) to assess any potential conservation impacts to the long-term survival of agarwood-producing species and possible problems arising from the implementation, and shall report on these issues at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
 
Directed to the Secretariat
16.158 The Secretariat shall, upon receipt of the identification manual mentioned in Decision 16.155, make it available to Parties via the CITES website.