Geneva, 9 February 2001
Control of operations that breed Appendix-I species
in captivity for commercial purposes
1. With Notification to the Parties No. 2000/010 of 31 January 2000, the Secretariat provided a recapitulatory list of registered operations that breed Appendix-I species in captivity for commercial purposes. Continuations of this list were distributed with Notifications to the Parties No. 2000/023 of 23 March 2000, No. 2000/043 of 31 July 2000 and No. 2000/054 of 31 August 2000. These Notifications are now cancelled.
2. The Secretariat herewith transmits to the Parties a complete current Register of operations that breed Appendix-I species in captivity for commercial purposes. The Secretariat does not intend to distribute further recapitulatory lists, as it has in the past. Rather, it will distribute new or replacement pages relating to each Party that has provided information for inclusion in the Register.
3. The attached Register is maintained in accordance with Resolution Conf. 8.15 and Resolution Conf. 11.14 on Guidelines for a procedure to register and monitor operations that breed Appendix-I animal species for commercial purposes. It includes all the operations registered to date by the Secretariat. The Register also includes operations that breed specimens of species the population of which, in the country where the operation is located, has been transferred from Appendix I to Appendix II subject to export quotas in accordance with Resolution Conf. 7.14 (Lausanne, 1989), although that Resolution was repealed by Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Fort Lauderdale, 1994).
4. Resolution Conf. 11.14 was designed to repeal and replace Resolution Conf. 8.15 but the latter will be formally repealed only when the Standing Committee has approved a list of species for which commercial captive-breeding operations should be registered. The procedure for registration described in these two Resolutions however is different, the procedure in Resolution Conf. 11.14 being slightly simplified. Since this Resolution is the most recent one on this subject, it is taken as expressing the current intention of the Conference of the Parties. Consequently, the Secretariat is now applying the procedure for registration that is specified in Resolution Conf. 11.14. However, until the list of species to be included in Annex 3 to that Resolution is approved by the Standing Committee, it will continue to be possible to include in the Register breeding operations for any Appendix-I species.
5. Parties that wish breeding operations in their territory to be entered in the Register are invited to provide the Secretariat with information about those operations in accordance with Resolution Conf. 11.14.
6. The information in the Register in most cases reflects the data received with the application for inclusion, and might therefore not be up-to-date.
7. Specimens bred in operations listed in the attached Register may be subject to the special provisions provided by Article VII, paragraph 4, of the Convention.
8. A registration number has been attributed to each operation included in the attached Register. It should be noted that, in accordance with paragraph o) of Annex 1 to Resolution Conf. 10.2 (Rev), this number should be included in CITES permits and certificates for specimens that originate from a registered breeding operation, and the name of the operation when it is not the exporter.
9. In accordance with Resolution Conf. 11.14, Parties should restrict primarily-commercial imports of captive-bred specimens of Appendix-I species to those produced by operations included in the Secretariat’s Register and should reject any document granted under Article VII, paragraph 4, of the Convention, for such specimens that do not originate from registered operations and if the document does not describe the specific identifying mark applied to each specimen.
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