Sixteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties 

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Bangkok (Thailand), 3-14 March 2013

Provisional agenda and working documents

(all documents are provided here in PDF format)

Opening of the meeting Document Posted/
updated on
(dd/mm/yyyy)
Opening ceremony No document  
Welcoming addresses No document  
Administrative matters
1. Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of the meeting and of Chairs of Committees I and II and the Credentials Committee No document  
2. Adoption of the agenda CoP16 Doc. 2 28.02.2013
3. Adoption of the working programme CoP16 Doc. 3 (Rev. 2) 21.01.2013
07.02.2013
18.02.2013
(Changes to the programme)
4. Rules of Procedure    
  4.1 Report of the Secretariat CoP16 Doc. 4.1 (Rev. 1) 25.10.2012
20.02.2013
  4.2 Proposal to improve transparency of voting during meetings of the Conference of the Parties (Denmark*) CoP16 Doc. 4.2 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
  4.3 Proposed amendment to Rule 25 on Methods of voting – Use of secret ballots (Chile and Mexico) CoP16 Doc. 4.3 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
11.01.2013**
5. Credentials Committee    
  5.1 Establishment of the Credentials Committee No document  
  5.2 Report of the Credentials Committee    
6. Admission of observers CoP16 Doc.6 03.03.2013
  Annex 1: Admission of observers Annex 1 03.03.2013
7. Report of UNEP CoP16 Doc. 7 (Rev.2) 24.10.2012
25.02.2013
02.03.2013
(Changes in paragraph 73 regarding programme support costs)
8. Financing and budgeting of the Secretariat and of meetings of the Conference of the Parties    
  8.1 Implementation of the costed programme of work for 2010-2011 CoP16 Doc. 8.1 19.10.2012
    Annex 1: Costed programme of work for the CITES Secretariat for 2010 Annex 1
(Rev. 1)
19.10.2012
28.11.2012
    Annex 2: CITES Trust Fund - Status of contributions as of 31 December 2010 Annex 2 19.10.2012
    Annex 3: CITES Trust Fund - Contributions received in 2010 for each month (cumulative) Annex 3 19.10.2012
    Annex 4: Costed programme of work for the CITES Secretariat for 2011 Annex 4 19.10.2012
    Annex 5: CITES Trust Fund - Status of contributions as of 31 december 2011 Annex 5 19.10.2012
    Annex 6: CITES Trust Fund - Contributions received in 2011 for each month (cumulative) Annex 6 19.10.2012
    Annex 7: CITES Trust Fund - Annual distribution of the unpaid contributions as of 31 december 2011 Annex 7 19.10.2012
    Annex 8: Overview of the CITES Trust Fund for the biennium 2010-2011 Annex 8 19.10.2012
  8.2 Implementation of the costed programme of work for 2012 CoP16 Doc. 8.2 (Rev. 1) 31.10.2012
19.02.2013
    Annex 1: Costed programme of work for the CITES Secretariat for 2012 Annex 1
(Rev. 1)
19.02.2013
    Annex 2: CITES Trust Fund - Status of contributions as of 31 December 2012 Annex 2
(Rev. 1)
19.02.2013
    Annex 3: CITES Trust Fund - Contributions received in 2012 for each month (cumulative) Annex 3
(Rev. 1)
19.02.2013
    Annex 4: CITES Trust Fund - Annual distribution of the unpaid contributions as of 31 december 2012 Annex 4
(Rev. 1)
19.02.2013
    Annex 5: CITES Trust Fund - Statement of income and expenditure and changes in reserves and fund balances for the period 2012 Annex 5
(Rev. 1)
19.02.2013
  8.3 Budgetary proposals for 2014 to 2016 CoP16 Doc. 8.3 (Rev. 1) 15.10.2012
14.02.2013
(Inclusion of the new UN scale of assessment released in January 2013, which is the basis for the scale of contributions of the Parties)
    Annex 1: Zero real growth budget scenario Annex 1 15.10.2012
14.02.2013
    Annex 2: Zero nominal growth budget scenario Annex 2 15.10.2012
14.02.2013
    Annex 3: Draft resolution Conf. 16.1 Annex 3 15.10.2012
14.02.2013
    Annex 4: Comments on the CITES draft budget - CoP16 Annex 4 14.02.2013
  8.4 Access to Global Environment Facility funding CoP16 Doc. 8.4 25.10.2012
  8.5 Access to other sources of funding CoP16 Doc. 8.5 30.11.2012
05.02.2013
(correction to the paragraph numbering)
9. Arrangements for meetings (Central African Republic and Rwanda) CoP16 Doc. 9 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
20.12.2012
08.01.2013**
Strategic matters
10. Committee reports and recommendations    
  10.1 Standing Committee    
    10.1.1 Report of the Chair CoP16 Doc.10.1.1 02.11.2012
15.01.2013
    10.1.2 Election of new regional and alternate regional members No document  
  10.2 Animals Committee    
    10.2.1 Report of the Chair CoP16 Doc. 10.2.1 (Rev. 1) 28.11.2012
03.01.2013
22.01.2013**
    10.2.2 Election of new regional and alternate regional members No document  
  10.3 Plants Committee    
    10.3.1 Report of the Chair CoP16 Doc. 10.3.1 (Rev. 1) 20.11.2012
11.01.2013
05.02.2013**
    10.3.2 Election of new regional and alternate regional members No document  
11. Potential conflicts of interest in the Animals and Plants Committees (Denmark*) CoP16 Doc. 11 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
12. CITES Strategic Vision CoP16 Doc. 12 31.10.2012
13. Cooperation with organizations and multilateral environmental agreements CoP16 Doc. 13 28.11.2012
14. Draft resolution and decision on the cooperation of CITES with other biodiversity-related conventions (Switzerland) CoP16 Doc. 14 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
16.01.2013**
15. International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime CoP16 Doc. 15 (Rev. 1) 31.10.2012
19.02.2013
16. Resolution on Cooperation with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation of the CBD (Decision 15.19) CoP16 Doc. 16 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
17. Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services CoP16 Doc. 17 (Rev. 1) 30.10.2012
28.01.2013**
18. Cooperation between Parties and promotion of multilateral measures CoP16 Doc. 18 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
28.01.2013**
19. CITES and livelihoods CoP16 Doc. 19 (Rev.1) 22.10.2012
05.02.2013**
20. Wildlife trade policy reviews CoP16 Doc. 20 30.11.2012
21. Capacity building CoP16 Doc. 21 30.11.2012
22. Proposal concerning a needs assessment for strengthening the implementation of CITES in developing countries (Ghana, Senegal and Sierra Leone) CoP16 Doc. 22 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
23. Capacity-building programme for science-based establishment and implementation of voluntary national export quotas for Appendix-II species – Report of the Animals and Plants Committees CoP16 Doc. 23 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
03.01.2013
16.01.2013**
24. World Wildlife Day (Thailand) CoP16 Doc. 24 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
Interpretation and implementation of the Convention
Review of Resolutions    
25. Proposals of the Secretariat CoP16 Doc. 25 01.11.2012
  Annex 1: Conf. 4.6 (Rev. CoP15) – Submission of draft resolutions and other documents for meetings of the Conference of the Parties Annex 1 01.11.2012
  Annex 2: Conf. 9.5 (Rev. CoP15) – Trade with States not party to the Convention Annex 2 01.11.2012
  Annex 3: Conf. 9.6 (Rev.) – Trade in readily recognizable parts and derivatives Annex 3 01.11.2012
  Annex 4: Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP15) – Criteria for amendment of Appendices I and II Annex 4 01.11.2012
  Annex 5: Conf. 11.1 (Rev. CoP15) – Establishment of Committees Annex 5 01.11.2012
  Annex 6: Conf. 11.17 (Rev. CoP14) – National reports Annex 6 01.11.2012
  Annex 7: Conf. 11.18 – Trade in Appendix-II and -III species Annex 7 01.11.2012
  Annex 8: Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP15) – Permits and certificates Annex 8 01.11.2012
  Annex 9 : Conf. 12.10 (Rev. CoP15) – Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species for commercial purposes Annex 9 01.11.2012
  Annex 10: Conf. 13.6 – Implementation of Article VII, paragraph 2, concerning ‘pre-Convention’ specimens Annex 10 01.11.2012
  Annex 11: Conf. 13.8 – Participation of observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties Annex 11 01.11.2012
26. Draft revision of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP15) on Trade in elephant specimens CoP16 Doc. 26 (Rev. 1) 28.11.2012
05.02.2013**
27. Climate change CoP16 Doc. 27 (Rev. 1) 25.10.2012
05.02.2013**
Compliance and enforcement    
28. National laws for implementation of the Convention CoP16 Doc. 28 22.11.2012
  Annex 2: Status of legislative progress for implementing CITES (updated on 1 march 2013) Annex 2 (Rev. 1) 03.03.2013
29. Enforcement matters CoP16 Doc. 29
(Rev. 1)
20.12.2012
18.02.2013
30. National reports CoP16 Doc. 30 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
15.01.2013**
31. Disposal of illegally-traded and confiscated specimens of Appendix-I, -II and -III species (Indonesia) CoP16 Doc. 31 (Rev. 2) 19.10.2012
18.02.2013**
Trade control and marking    
32. Introduction from the sea CoP16 Doc. 32 (Rev. 1) 25.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
33. Non-detriment findings CoP16 Doc. 33 (Rev.1) 25.10.2012
03.01.2013
28.01.2013**
Addendum (Rev.1) 19.02.2013
02.03.2013
34. Electronic permitting CoP16 Doc. 34 (Rev. 1) 20.11.2012
35. Improving the efficiency of international cooperation on permit and certificate verification (China) CoP16 Doc. 35 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
36. Decision-making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory CoP16 Doc. 36 (Rev. 1) 05.11.2012
16.01.2013**
37. Proposal to amend Decision 14.77 on a Decision-making mechanism for a future trade in elephant ivory (Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia and Nigeria) CoP16 Doc. 37 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
05.02.2013**
38. Purpose codes on CITES permits and certificates CoP16 Doc. 38
(Rev. 1)
22.10.2012
16.01.2013**
39. Transport of live specimens CoP16 Doc. 39 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
16.01.2013**
40. Cross-border movement of musical instruments (United States of America) CoP16 Doc. 40 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
41. Use of taxonomic serial numbers CoP16 Doc. 41 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
18.01.2013**
42. Physical inspection of timber shipments CoP16 Doc. 42 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
18.01.2013**
43. Standard nomenclature    
  43.1 Report of the Animals and Plants Committees CoP16 Doc. 43.1 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
24.10.2012
03.01.2013
16.01.2013**
    Annex 1: Taxonomic Checklist of CITES listed Amphibians Annex 1 24.10.2012
13.02.2013
    Annex 2: Taxonomic Checklist of all CITES listed Shark and Fish species Annex 2 24.10.2012
13.02.2013
    Annex 3: Impact of Nomenclature Recommendations by the AC 26 Annex 3 24.10.2012
03.01.2013
13.02.2013
    Annex 4: New taxonomic changes not recommended for adoption Annex 4 24.10.2012
03.01.2013
13.02.2013
    Annex 5.1: Taxonomic Checklist of all CITES listed Coral species Annex 5.1 24.10.2012
03.01.2013
13.02.2013
    Annex 5.2: Taxonomic Checklist of CITES listed Coral Species Annex 5.2 24.10.2012
03.01.2013
13.02.2013
    Annex 6: List of standard references adopted by the Conference of the Parties Annex 6 (Rev. 1) 24.10.2012
03.01.2013
28.02.2013
  43.2 Standard nomenclature for Hippocampus species (Switzerland) CoP16 Doc. 43.2 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
16.01.2013**
44. Identification Manual    
  44.1 Report of the Secretariat CoP16 Doc. 44.1 19.10.2012
  44.2 Report of the Plants Committee CoP16 Doc. 44.2 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
45. E-commerce of specimens of CITES-listed species CoP16 Doc. 45 20.11.2012
Exemptions and special trade provisions    
46. Personal and household effects CoP16 Doc. 46 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
47. Proposed revision of Resolution Conf. 13.7 (Rev. CoP14) on Control of trade in personal and household effects (Indonesia and Kuwait) CoP16 Doc. 47 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
48. Implementation of the Convention relating to captive-bred and ranched specimens CoP16 Doc. 48 (Rev. 1) 30.10.2012
16.01.2013**
Species trade and conservation    
49. Great apes CoP16 Doc. 49 16.11.2012
  Annex 2: Technical missions to gorilla range states to assess current enforcement activities and initiatives Annex 2 02.03.2013
50. Asian big cats CoP16 Doc. 50 (Rev. 1) 11.12.2012
10.01.2013
(Annex reference changed in paragraph 6 and reference to SC63 deleted in par. 16.)
  Reports received from range States after completion of the document    
  Report from China (English only) Annex 3 b 10.01.2013
  Report from India (English only) Annex 3 c 02.03.2013
51. Illegal trade in cheetahs (Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda) CoP16 Doc. 51 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
52. Leopard quotas (Botswana, South Africa and United States of America) CoP16 Doc. 52 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
03.01.2013
08.01.2013**
53. Elephants    
  53.1 Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants CoP16 Doc. 53.1 30.11.2012
Addendum 19.02.2013
  53.2 Monitoring of illegal trade in ivory and other elephant specimens    
    53.2.1 Report of the Secretariat CoP16 Doc. 53.2.1 13.11.2012
    53.2.2 ETIS report of TRAFFIC CoP16 Doc. 53.2.2 (Rev. 1) 12.12.2012
08.02.2013**
  53.3 Proposed new resolution concerning the African Elephant Action Plan and African Elephant Fund (Nigeria and Rwanda) CoP16 Doc. 53.3 (Rev. 2) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
16.01.2013**
06.02.2013
(changes to the Comments from the Secretariat)
54. Rhinoceroses    
  54.1 Report of the Working Group CoP16 Doc. 54.1 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
  54.2 Report of the Secretariat CoP16 Doc. 54.2 (Rev. 1) 22.11.2012
10.01.2013
(Change to paragraph 12 and inclusion of Annex 2)
55. Tibetan antelope CoP16 Doc. 55 19.10.2012
56. Saiga antelope CoP16 Doc. 56 29.10.2012
57. Snake trade and conservation management CoP16 Doc. 57 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
22.01.2013**
58. Tortoises and freshwater turtles    
  58.1 Report of the Standing Committee CoP16 Doc. 58.1 (Rev. 1) 28.11.2012
22.01.2013**
  58.2 Report of the Animals Committee CoP16 Doc. 58.2 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
19.12.2012
11.01.2013**
59. Hawksbill turtle CoP16 Doc. 59 (Rev. 1)

29.10.2012
05.02.2013
(Change to the draft decision in the Annex)

60. Sturgeons and paddlefish    
  60.1 Report of the Animals Committee CoP16 Doc. 60.1 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
17.01.2013**
  60.2 Report of the Secretariat CoP16 Doc. 60.2 08.11.2012
61. Sharks and stingrays CoP16 Doc. 61 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
62. Humphead wrasse CoP16 Doc. 62 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
63. Toothfish: report of CCAMLR CoP16 Doc. 63 (Rev. 1) 30.10.2012
22.01.2013**
64. Sea cucumbers CoP16 Doc. 64 (Rev.1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
65. Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas) (Colombia) CoP16 Doc. 65 (Rev. 1) 17.10.2012
17.01.2013**
  Annex: Report of the Queen Conch Expert Workshop Annex 24.10.2012
66. Madagascar CoP16 Doc. 66 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
67. Agarwood-producing taxa    
  67.1 Report of the Plants Committee CoP16 Doc. 67.1 (Rev. 2) 22.10.2012
05.02.2013**
06.02.2013**
  67.2 Draft resolution on Implementation of the Convention for agarwood-producing taxa (China, Indonesia, Kuwait and Thailand) CoP16 Doc. 67.2 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
05.02.2013**
68. Bigleaf mahogany CoP16 Doc. 68 (Rev. 1) 20.11.2012
06.02.2013**
69. Cedrela odorata, Dalbergia retusa, Dalbergia granadillo and Dalbergia stevensonii CoP16 Doc. 69 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
06.02.2013**
70. Report of the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group CoP16 Doc. 70 (Rev.1) 25.10.2012
24.01.2013**
Amendment of the Appendices    
71. Criteria for the inclusion of species in Appendices I and II CoP16 Doc. 71 (Rev. 1) 25.10.2012
06.02.2013**
72. Criteria related to ranched populations CoP16 Doc. 72 (Rev. 2) 22.10.2012
03.01.2013
22.01.2013**
02.03.2013**
73. Proposed revision of Resolution Conf. 10.9 on Consideration of proposals for the transfer of African elephant populations from Appendix I to Appendix II (Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone) CoP16 Doc. 73 (Rev. 1) 19.10.2012
03.01.2013
22.01.2013**
74. Periodic review of the Appendices    
  74.1 Revision of Resolution Conf. 14.8 on Periodic Review of the Appendices CoP16 Doc. 74.1 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
03.01.2013
22.01.2013**
  74.2 Review of the Appendices: Felidae CoP16 Doc. 74.2 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
17.01.2013**
75. Development and application of annotations CoP16 Doc. 75 (Rev. 1) 22.10.2012
22.01.2013**
76. Annotations – Report of the Plants Committee CoP16 Doc. 76 (Rev. 1) 20.11.2012
22.01.2013**
77. Proposals to amend Appendices I and II CoP16 Doc. 77 01.02.2013
Addendum 01.03.2013
  Annex 1: List of proposals to amend Appendices I and II and CITES Secretariat’s Recommendations Annex 1 01.02.2013
  Annex 2A: Comments from the Parties and comments and recommendations from the Secretariat Annex 2A (Rev. 2) 19.02.2013
27.02.2013
03.03.2013
  Annex 2B: Comments from the Parties and comments and recommendations from the Secretariat Annex 2B 19.02.2013
27.02.2013
  Annex 3: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) Annex 3 01.02.2013
  Annex 4: Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) Annex 4 01.02.2013
  Annex 5: Commission for Inland Fisheries and Agriculture of Latin America and the Caribbean
(COPESCAALC)
Annex 5 01.02.2013
  Annex 6: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Annex 6 01.02.2013
  Annex 7: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) Annex 7 01.02.2013
  Annex 8: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Annex 8 01.02.2013
  Annex 9: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Annex 9 01.02.2013
  Annex 10: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Annex 10 01.02.2013
  Annex 11: Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NEAFC) Annex 11 01.02.2013
  Annex 12: North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NAFO) Annex 12 01.02.2013
  Annex 13: South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO) Annex 13 01.02.2013
Conclusion of the meeting
78. Determination of the time and venue of the next regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties No document  
79. Closing remarks No document  

*    on behalf of the European Union Member States acting in the interest of the European Union
**  Document revised to include comments from the Secretariat.