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Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade

Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade

 

 

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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.

 

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

Annotations for tree species included in Appendices II and III

 

 

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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
 
 

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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)
 
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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.

 

Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)

Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)
 
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16.158 The Secretariat shall, upon receipt of the identification manual mentioned in Decision 16.155, make it available to Parties via the CITES website.

Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)

Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)
 
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15.95 (Rev. CoP16) Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall, in cooperation with the agarwood rangeStates and the Plants Committee, organize a workshop to share experiences, discussmanagement of wild and plantation-source agarwood, identify and agree on strategies thatbalance the conservation and use of the wild populations, while relieving the pressure onthese by using the planted material.

Neotropical tree species

Neotropical tree species
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15.93 (Rev. CoP16) The Secretariat, within the scope of its cooperation with the International Tropical Timber Organization and other bodies, shall seek external funding to support the work of this Working Group, if necessary.

CITES and livelihoods

CITES and livelihoods
 
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16.25 Subject to the availability of external funds, the Secretariat shall, in collaboration with interested Parties and relevant international and regional organizations, facilitate the organization of workshops and side-events to showcase successful livelihood experiences, and create a section on the CITES website to publish experiences and case studies related to CITES and livelihoods submitted by Parties, stakeholders and interested organizations.

 

CITES and livelihoods

CITES and livelihoods
 
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16.24 The Secretariat shall, via a Notification, invite Parties, stakeholders and interested organizations to provide comments on document CoP16 Inf. 21. The comments shall be made available for consideration by the Working Group.

 

Wildlife trade policy reviews

Wildlife trade policy reviews
 
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16.27 The Secretariat shall:
  a) compile and make available on the CITES website information provided voluntarily by Parties on wildlife policies or wildlife trade policies they have adopted, and wildlife trade policy reviews they have undertaken;
  b) subject to external funding, assist interested Parties in undertaking wildlife trade policy reviews and provide necessary technical cooperation to those Parties;
  c) subject to external funding, organize a regional or subregional workshop in another region which builds upon the Regional Workshop for Arabic-Speaking Countries on Wildlife Trade Policy Reviews (Kuwait City, March 2009); and
  d) report at the 66th meeting of the Standing Committee and at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the work above and other progress made with regard to implementation of Resolution Conf. 15.2.

 

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