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Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

Directed to all Parties

 

16.85 All Parties implicated in the illegal trade of rhinoceros horn as a range or consumer State, where applicable, should:
  a)  develop and implement long-term demand reduction strategies or programmes and immediate actions aimed at reducing the illegal movement and consumption of rhino horn products, taking into consideration the draft demand-reduction principles included in the Annex to document CoP16 Doc. 54.1 (Rev. 1), to achieve measurable change in consumer behaviour;
  b)  develop and implement strategies or programmes to enhance community awareness with regard to the economic, social and environmental impacts of illicit trafficking in wildlife crime, and to encourage the general public to report illegal activities related to wildlife trade to appropriate authorities for further investigation. Such strategies or programmes and immediate actions could include the involvement of local communities that live in the immediate vicinity of conservation areas, community policing projects or other strategies as may be appropriate; and
  c)  provide information on the effectiveness of strategies or programmes referred to in paragraph a) and b) of this Decision, to the Working Group on Rhinoceroses, by 31 January 2015, to assist the Working Group in identifying best practices and challenges experienced, with the aim of developing ideas to further enhance the effectiveness of demand-reduction strategies, and to report on its findings at the 66th meeting of the Standing Committee.

 

Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii)

Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii)

 

Directed to the Secretariat
16.94 The Secretariat shall report information on seizures made and on the progress of investigations referred to in Decision 16.93 at the 65th meeting of the Standing Committee.

 

Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii)

Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii)

 

Directed to the Parties
16.93 All Parties should immediately bring every seizure of illegal Tibetan antelope wool and its products made within its territory to the attention of authorities in countries of origin, transit and destination, as applicable, and to the attention of the Secretariat. Information on the seizure should be accompanied by available associated information, to enable follow-up investigations to take place. The progress of follow-up investigations should also be reported to the Secretariat.

 

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

 

Directed to the Plants Committee and the Eastern African range States of Osyris species
16.153 The Plants Committee and Eastern African range States of Osyris species shall:
  a)  review and gather further information on the conservation status of, trade in and use of Osyris species within the region and internationally;
  b)  assess the impact of such trade on the conservation status of Osyris species in Eastern Africa;
  c)  assess the impact of such trade extending to populations not covered by the Appendix-II listings;
  d)  assess the data required to make non-detriment findings following the existing guidance;
  e)  identify mechanisms to help build capacity to carry out non-detriment findings for currently-listed populations; and
  f)  report on their work at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and, if necessary, prepare proposals to amend the Appendices for submission at that meeting.

 

Bushmeat

Bushmeat

 

Directed to the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group

 

14.74 (Rev. CoP16) The Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group is encouraged to continue its work, also bycollaborating with the Convention on Biological Diversity Liaison Group on non-timber forestresources, and to report to the Standing Committee on progress made in implementingnational action plans relating to the trade in bushmeat and other initiatives it takes regardingthis subject. A report on the subject of bushmeat should be submitted at the 17th meeting ofthe Conference of the Parties.

 

Bushmeat

Bushmeat

 

Directed to the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group
14.73 The Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group is encouraged to collaborate with the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in its work, and is invited to draw to the attention of the Standing Committee and/or the Conference of the Parties to any matters relating to the implementation of Resolution Conf. 13.11.

 

Bushmeat

Bushmeat

 

Directed to the Standing Committee
16.149 The Standing Committee, assisted by the Secretariat, and in consultation with interested Parties, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the International Tropical Timber Organization, relevant United Nations programmes, relevant Parties, the Animals and Plants Committees as appropriate, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and other experts and stakeholders shall:
  a)  review Resolution Conf. 13.11 on Bushmeat, taking into consideration the decisions and guidance developed under the CBD, the outcomes of the joint CITES/CBD meeting on bushmeat and other relevant sources of information; and
  b)  submit the results and its recommendations for consideration at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the Secretariat

 

16.148 On the basis of information provided in accordance with Decision 16.146, and in consultation with the range States of S. gigas, the Working group on Queen Conch mentioned in Decision 16.141 and FAO, the Secretariat shall report on the progress in the implementation of these Decisions at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

 

Directed to the Secretariat
16.147 The Secretariat shall:
  a)  invite FAO and other relevant international and regional bodies to provide assistance to range States of S. gigas in order to enhance the capacity of their Scientific Authorities to make non-detriment findings, through the provision of training, technical support, the establishment and promotion of best practices and standards, and research support;
  b)  make existing examples of best practices, guidance and other relevant information for the making of non-detriment findings for trade in S. gigas available on the CITES website, and notify Parties accordingly;
  c)  communicate conversion factors and guidance for reporting on trade in S. gigas to the Parties, encouraging them to specify these conversion factors in their annual reports; and
  d)  collaborate with FAO to assist range States and Parties as necessary in applying conversions factors, and in improving harmonization of reporting to CITES and FAO.

 

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas

 

16.146 Range States of S. gigas should provide information to the Secretariat to allow it to report at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in accordance with Decision 16.148.

 

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