Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines
for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity
Directed to the Animals and Plants Committees
The Animals and Plants Committees shall identify those principles and guidelines of most relevance to CITES, taking account of case studies provided by the Parties on how these could be used in specific cases of exports of specimens of Appendix-II species, and report at the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
Directed to the Secretariat
The Secretariat shall:
a) distribute the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity to all CITES Management and Scientific Authorities;
b) invite the Parties to provide the Animals and Plants Committees with case studies of how these Principles and Guidelines could be used in specific cases of exports of specimens of Appendix-II species;
c) incorporate consideration of these Principles and Guidelines into its work plan, with reference to CITES non-detriment findings and capacity building, in particular for Scientific Authorities; and
d) following completion of the work of the Animals and Plants Committees, and in cooperation with the Chairmen of the Animals and Plants Committees, incorporate relevant principles and guidelines as identified by those Committees into its capacity-building programme for Scientific Authorities.
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