Directed to Parties
States and territories in the wider Caribbean region should:
a) develop further a collaborative regional conservation strategy, based on the outline of a strategic plan provided in Annex 4 to these Decisions, to enhance the conservation status of hawksbill turtles and, where appropriate, other marine turtles within the wider Caribbean;
b) implement the strategy through the development and implementation of national management plans;
c) adopt and implement standard protocols for the monitoring, at recommended and agreed index sites, of populations of nesting and foraging hawksbill turtles and that similar efforts should be made to monitor legal harvests, by-catch in other fisheries and illegal take;
d) implement measures to reduce illegal catch and illegal trade in hawksbill turtles and parts and derivatives thereof, including measures to improve the control of stocks of hawksbill turtle parts and derivatives by identifying, marking, registering and securing all such stockpiles; and
e) report on progress with the implementation of the regional conservation strategy and national management plans at the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Directed to Parties, intergovernmental organizations,
international aid agencies and non-governmental organizations
Governments and intergovernmental organizations, international aid agencies and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to provide funds to enable the implementation of the Caribbean regional hawksbill strategy and to support the regional dialogue process.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat shall, subject to funding and before the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, arrange at least one meeting of the wider Caribbean region on the hawksbill turtle in order to facilitate regional collaboration, planning and information exchange, as well as collaboration with other bodies and multilateral agreements with a mandate concerning the conservation and management of this species in the wider Caribbean region.
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