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Grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

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.
 

 

Great whales

Great whales
 
Directed to the Animals Committee
14.81 No periodic review of any great whale, including the fin whale, should occur while the moratorium by the International Whaling Commission is in place.
 

 

Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade

Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade

 

 

Directed to the Secretariat

15.65 The Secretariat shall, upon receiving the updated list from the Animals Committee, transmit this information to the Parties through a Notification to the Parties, and by publishing the list on the CITES website.

 

E-commerce of specimens of CITES-listed species

E-commerce of specimens of CITES-listed species

 

 

Directed to the Standing Committee

16.62 The Standing Committee shall, in collaboration with the Secretariat, liaise with the World Customs Organization with regard to the inclusion of CITES-listed species in the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.

 

Cooperation between Parties and promotion of multilateral measures

Cooperation between Parties and promotion of multilateral measures

 

Directed to the Standing Committee

14.29 (Rev. CoP16) The Standing Committee shall continue its Working Group on Multilateral Measures until the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Operating by electronic means, the Working Group should:
a)   review and, if necessary, revise any consultancy report produced under Decision 14.30 (Rev. CoP15)1
  b)  organize, with the help of the Secretariat, if external funds are made available for the purpose, a meeting with representation from all CITES regions to discuss the above report; and
  c)  based on the report of the meeting mentioned above, consider the need to draft for consideration at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties any revised or new resolutions.

 

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

 

 

Directed to the Secretariat

14.149 Subject to the availability of external funding, the Secretariat shall prepare a glossary with definitions and training materials to illustrate the content of the amended annotations, the terms used and their practical implementation when applying the law and controls.

 

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III
 
 

Directed to the Secretariat

15.35 The Secretariat shall commission a trade study, subject to available funding, to be conducted by an external consultant in cooperation with the International Tropical Timber Organization, to review the trade in timber species listed in Appendices II and III to determine the types of specimens that initially appear in international trade or are exported from range States and regarding those which dominate the trade in and demand for the wild resource. Once the specimens that meet these criteria have been determined, the study should also determine which six-digit universal HS codes and associated definitions are applicable to these specimens. The Secretariat shall provide the results of this study to the Plants Committee.

 

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

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
 
Directed to the Secretariat
16.16 The Secretariat shall:
  a)  under the policy guidance provided by the Conference of the Parties, and in cooperation with the Standing Committee's intersessional Working Group on IPBES, established pursuant to Decision 16.14, continue to track and contribute to the intersessional and regular work of IPBES bodies;
  b)  subject to external funds, participate as an observer in the governing body of IPBES and thereby reinforce linkages between that body and the governing bodies of CITES;
  c)  explore with other biodiversity-related conventions possible means for facilitating cooperation between the Liaison Group of Biodiversity-related Conventions (BLG) and the IPBES Secretariat, once the latter is established;
  d)  seek external funding to support attendance at IPBES meetings by the Chairs of the Animals and Plants Committees and the Secretariat; and
  e)  report regularly to the Standing Committee, as well as at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, on the results of this work.

 

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

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
 
Directed to the Animals and Plants Committees
16.15 The Chairs of the Animals and Plants Committees shall:
  a)  assist the Standing Committee with the implementation of Decision 16.14;
  b)  subject to external funds, participate as observers in the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP) and thereby reinforce linkages between the MEP and the CITES scientific committees; and
  c)  report regularly to the Standing Committee on their activities under paragraph a) above.

 

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

Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
 
Directed to the Standing Committee
  At its 64th meeting, the Standing Committee shall establish a Working Group on IPBES, including the Chairs of the Animals and Plants Committees and the Secretariat, to assist its efforts to ensure that:
  a)  there is a two-way relationship between CITES and IPBES in which CITES is a user or beneficiary of IPBES as well as a contributor to IPBES;
  b)  communication between CITES and IPBES for the conveyance of government requests is effective;
  c)  the development of the work programme for IPBES takes into account the needs of national scientific and management authorities to foster the use of applied science for the implementation of CITES, including the making of non-detriment and legal acquisition findings, and related trade decisions; and
16.14 d)  CITES requests and input to intersessional and regular work undertaken by IPBES are provided in accordance with relevant timelines, particularly the deadline of 5 May 2013 for requests to and suggestions for the initial IPBES work programme.
 

The intersessional working group shall report to the Standing Committee at its 65th and 66th meetings.

Any inputs to IPBES developed by the intersessional working group shall, with the endorsement of the Chair of the Standing Committee after consultation with the Committee, be conveyed to IPBES by the Secretariat on behalf of the Standing Committee.

The Standing Committee shall consider at its 66th meeting the need for drafting a resolution which specifically recognizes the relationship between CITES and IPBES.

The Standing Committee shall report at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the results of this work.

 

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