|The Conference of the Parties adopted the Action plan for the control of trade in elephant ivory attached as Annex 2 to these Decisions.|
|Directed to Parties, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations|
|14.76||Parties, trading countries, the ivory carving industry, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other donors are called upon to contribute significantly to the African Elephant Fund for the implementation of the African elephant action plan and the programme for Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) to ensure their establishment and maintenance.|
|Directed to the Standing Committee|
|14.77||The Standing Committee, assisted by the Secretariat, shall propose for approval at the latest at the 16th meeting of the Conference of the Parties a decision-making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory under the auspices of the Conference of the Parties.|
|Directed to the Secretariat|
|In preparation for the 61st and 62nd meetings of the Standing Committee, pending the necessary external funding, the Secretariat shall:|
|a)||produce an updated analysis of MIKE data, pending the availability of adequate new MIKE data;|
|b)||invite TRAFFIC to submit an updated analysis of ETIS data and UNEP-WCMC to provide an overview of the latest elephant trade data;|
|c)||invite the IUCN/SSC African and Asian Elephant Specialist Groups to submit any new and relevant information on the conservation status of elephants, and on pertinent conservation actions and management strategies; and|
|d)||invite the African elephant range States to provide information on progress made in the implementation of the African elephant action plan.|
|On the basis of the information specified above, the Secretariat shall recommend actions for consideration by the Standing Committee.|
|The Secretariat shall establish an African Elephant Fund that will be applied to the implementation of the African elephant action plan.
The Secretariat shall establish a steering committee consisting of representatives of the range States and donors to govern the African Elephant Fund and to support and advise African elephant range States on the implementation of the Action Plan.
The Steering Committee shall decide on the organization of the administration of the fund.