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Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

 

Directed to the Working Group on Rhinoceroses
16.90 The Working Group on Rhinoceroses shall:
  a)  evaluate the reports submitted in compliance with Decisions 16.86, paragraph c), 16.87, paragraph c), 16.88, and the findings of the Secretariat as per Decision 16.89, paragraph c); and report its findings and recommendations at the 65th meeting of the Standing Committee; and
  b)  evaluate the report submitted in compliance with Decision 16.85, paragraph c), and report its findings and recommendations at the 66th meeting of the Standing Committee.

 

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

 

Directed to Mozambique and South Africa
16.88 Mozambique and South Africa should further enhance bilateral cooperation with each other and with their neighbouring States, to enhance current efforts to combat illegal killing of rhinoceroses and illegal trade in rhinoceros horn, and should provide a comprehensive report to the Secretariat, by 31 January 2014, with regard to activities conducted in this regard.

 

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

 

Directed to Mozambique
16.87 Mozambique should:
  a)  take steps to effectively implement the requirements of Resolution Conf. 9.14 (Rev. CoP15);
  b)  give priority attention to the enactment and implementation of legislation with deterrent penalties to effectively combat wildlife crime, prevent illegal killing of rhinoceroses and illegal possession of and trade in rhinoceros horn, taking into consideration the content of Decision 16.84, paragraphs a)-g); and
  c)  assist the Working Group on Rhinoceroses to implement its mandate by providing a comprehensive report on measures implemented, as specified in paragraph a) and b) of this Decision, and on any other activities conducted. This report should be submitted to the Secretariat by 31 January 2014.

 

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)

 

Directed to Viet Nam
16.86 Viet Nam should:
  a)  make progress with the development and implementation of the South Africa – Viet Nam 2012-to-2017 Joint Action Plan, including strengthening management of imported rhino horn trophies, and to improve investigations and prosecutions of Vietnamese nationals suspected of illegally possessing or trading in rhino horn, as referenced in document CoP16 Inf. 24; and specifically to include:
  i)  development of legislation on the domestic management of imported rhino horn trophies addressing the issue of alteration and transfer of rhino horn trophies pursuant to the national laws and CITES Resolutions; and
  ii)  establishment of a secure registration database to track legal rhino horn trophies;
  b)  conduct consumer behaviour research to develop and implement demand reduction strategies or programmes aimed at reducing the consumption of rhino horn products; and
  c)  provide a comprehensive report on progress made to the Secretariat by 31 January 2014, with regard to steps taken to effectively implement the requirements of Resolution Conf. 9.14 (Rev. CoP15), and include:
  i)  an update on arrests, seizures, prosecutions and penalties for offences related to illegal rhinoceros horn possession and trade in Viet Nam since CoP16;d
  ii)  the effectiveness of Decision 112 , reported in document CoP16 Inf. 24, to prevent illegal rhino horn trade; and
  iii)  any other on-going activities and measures implemented to combat illegal killing of rhinoceros and illegal rhinoceros horn trade.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

16.145 Range States of S. gigas should collaborate in developing and implementing joint research programmes at subregional level to support the making of non-detriment findings and public education programmes.

 

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

 

16.144 Range States of S. gigas should collaborate in exploring ways to enhance the traceability of specimens in international trade, including, but not limited to, catch certificates, labelling systems and the application of genetic techniques..

 

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