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Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to the Secretariat
16.130 The Secretariat shall issue a Notification requesting the range States of freshwater stingrays (Family Potamotrygonidae) to report on the conservation status and management of, and domestic and international trade in the species.

 

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committee
16.131 The Animals Committee shall establish a working group comprising the range States of freshwater stingrays in order to evaluate and duly prioritize the species for inclusion in CITES Appendix II.

 

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committee

 

16.132 The Animals Committee shall consider all information submitted on freshwater stingrays in response to the request made under Decision 16.131 above, and shall:
  a)  identify species of priority concern, including those species that meet the criteria for inclusion in Appendix II of the Convention;
  b)  provide specific recommendations to the range States of freshwater stingrays; and
  c)  submit a report at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the progress made by the working group, and its recommendations and conclusions.

 

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to Parties
16.133 Range States of freshwater stingrays are encouraged to provide information to the Working Group, the Animals Committee, and the Secretariat, as requested under Decision 16.131.

 

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to Parties

 

16.134 Range States are encouraged to cooperate in the development and implementation of research and monitoring programmes for the purpose of supporting evaluations of the conservation status and threats affecting populations of freshwater stingrays in their natural range.

 

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

 

Directed to Parties, the Secretariat and interested organizations
16.135 Subject to external funding, the Parties, the CITES Secretariat and other interested organizations shall organize activities, including regional workshops, in order to facilitate the exchange of trade, conservation and management data on freshwater stingray species..

 

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

 

Directed to Parties
16.13 a)  Parties should consider promoting actions to reinforce linkages between IPBES and CITES and to strengthen the science-policy interface at the national and international levels, including through the governing body of IPBES, as appropriate; and
  b)  bearing in mind that IPBES consolidation remains in process, Parties are invited to provide inputs to the Secretariat in order to provide timely responses to IPBES in regard to CITES involvement.

 

Sharks and stingrays

Sharks and stingrays

 

Directed to Parties
16.129 Parties are encouraged to engage with the work of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), as appropriate, particularly for shark species listed in the relevant Appendices to CITES and CMS, recognizing that CMS Parties are required to strive towards strictly protecting species listed in Appendix I to CMS, to prohibit the taking of these species, and to implement other measures through the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks.

 

Sharks and stingrays

Sharks and stingrays

 

Directed to the Secretariat
16.128 The Secretariat shall:
  a)  issue a Notification to Parties requesting that they provide to the Secretariat a summary of their domestic laws and regulations that prohibit or regulate the landing of sharks or trade in shark specimens, together with copies of or links to these instruments in order for the Secretariat to make this information available on the CITES website; and
  b)  collaborate with the FAO Secretariat in the development of a single, regularly updated, source summarizing current Regional Fisheries Management Organization measures for shark conservation and management, with information on species, fisheries, Members and Contracting Parties, and the geographical areas covered and excluded.

 

Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)

 

Directed to the Secretariat

16.127 The CITES Secretariat shall collaborate with the Secretariat of the Inter-American Convention for the Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles. It shall encourage implementation of outstanding recommendations arising from the 2009 regional workshop on the hawksbill turtle in the wider Caribbean and western Atlantic region, taking into account the findings of the status update, as necessary, which shall be completed by 2014. The Secretariat shall report on the implementation of the present Decision at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

 

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