Animals Committee

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committee
16.111 The Animals Committee shall review the study undertaken in accordance with Decision 16.109 and make recommendations, as appropriate and, if possible, at its 27th meeting for consideration by the Standing Committee and the Parties.

 

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committee
16.137 The Animals Committee shall assist the Secretariat in determining the specifications for the study referred to in Decision 16.136 and monitoring its conduct. It shall review the report of the study at its 27th or 28th meeting, and make recommendations as appropriate for consideration by the Standing Committee.

 

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.

 

Roti Island snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi)

Roti Island snake-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi)
 
Directed to the Animals Committee
16.125 The Animals Committee shall include the Roti Island side-necked turtle (Chelodina mccordi) as matter of priority in the Periodic Review of the Appendices at its 27th meeting.

 

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committee
16.124 The Animals Committee shall, as a matter of priority, include Cuora galbinifrons and Mauremys annamensis in its Periodic Review of the Appendices.

 

Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)

Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)

Directed to the Animals Committees

 

16.104 The Animals Committee shall, at its 27th meeting, consider the final IUCN red list assessments for Asian snake species and, if available, incorporate new information and data and make appropriate recommendations, including recommendations to the Standing Committee.

 

Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)

Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)

 

Directed to the Animals Committees
16.103 The Animals Committee shall:
  a)  review the results of the activities indicated in Decision 16.102, paragraphs a) to c), as well as the results of the ITC study and other relevant studies on trade in python snakes in Asia and UNCTAD Biotrade Initiative’s Working Group on reptile skin sourcing, when available; and, based on these studies and reports, develop guidance and recommendations for consideration by the Standing Committee;
  b)  examine the study undertaken by the UNCTAD Biotrade initiative’s Working Group on reptile skin sourcing mentioned in Decision 16.102, paragraph c), and any other relevant available information concerning:
  i)  existing marking and tracing systems and, where relevant, accompanying certification schemes of all kinds (and not necessarily limited to those currently in use for trade in wild species), which could provide best practices that might be applicable to snakes;
  ii)  a traceability system to confirm the legal origin of snake skins; and
  iii)  the economic feasibility of current technologies to implement such a traceability and marking system;
  c)  advise the Standing Committee on the feasibility of implementing such a traceability system for snakes; and
  d)  report on the status of this work at the 65th and 66th meetings of the Standing Committee.

 

Production systems for specimens of CITES-listed species

Production systems for specimens of CITES-listed species

 

Directed to the Animals and Plants Committees
15.53 The Animals and Plants Committees shall review and provide feedback to the Secretariat on the draft guide to advise the Parties on the appropriate use of source codes.

 

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.
 

 

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