Twenty-eighth meeting of the Animals Committee

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CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN ENDANGERED SPECIES
OF WILD FAUNA AND FLORA

Twenty-eighth meeting of the Animals Committee

Tel Aviv (Israel), 30 August-3 September 2015

 

Adoption of the agenda and working programme

AGENDA (provisional) and DOCUMENTS

(all documents will be provided in PDF format)
 
Agenda item Documents Posted/
updated on
(dd/mm/yyyy)
1. Opening of the meeting No document  
  Administrative matters
2. Rules of Procedure AC28 Doc. 2 (Rev. 1) 06/07/2015
25/08/2015
3. Adoption of the agenda and working programme    
  3.1 Agenda AC28 Doc. 3.1 (Rev. 1) 14/07/2015
16/07/2015
  3.2 Working programme AC28 Doc. 3.2 (Rev. 1) 14/07/2015
20/08/2015
4. Admission of observers AC28 Doc. 4 (Rev. 1) 14/08/2015
02/09/2015
 Strategic matters
5. Preparation of the report of the Chair of the Animals Committee for the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties No document  
6. Cooperation with other biodiversity-related multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs)    
  6.1 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and
Ecosystem services (IPBES) (Decision 16.15)*
AC28 Doc. 6.1 03/07/2015
7. Capacity-building    
  7.1 Report of the Secretariat - overview* AC28 Doc. 7.1 03/07/2015
  7.2 Report of the joint working group on capacity-building (Decision 16.29)* AC28 Doc. 7.2 03/07/2015
 Interpretation and implementation of the Convention
  Amendment of the Appendices    
8. Extinct or possibly extinct species (Decision 16.164)* AC28 Doc. 8 08/07/2015
  Compliance and enforcement    
9. Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species [Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP13)]    
  9.1 Evaluation of the Review of Significant Trade [Decision 13.67 (Rev. CoP14)]* AC28 Doc. 9.1 09/07/2015
  9.2 Overview of the species-based Review of Significant Trade AC28 Doc. 9.2 03/07/2015
  9.3 Species selected following CoP13, CoP14 and CoP15 AC28 Doc. 9.3 (Rev.2) 10/07/2015
27/08/2015
    Annex 1 - Cameroun: Communication du Plan de gestion de l'hippopotame (French only) AC28 Doc. 9.3 Annex 1 10/07/2015
    Annex 2 - Cambodia: Information concerning Macaca fascicularis (English only) AC28 Doc. 9.3 Annex 2 16/07/2015
    Annex 3 - Viet Nam: Information concerning Macaca fascicularis (English only) AC28 Doc. 9.3 Annex 3 16/07/2015
  9.4 Species selected following CoP16 AC28 Doc. 9.4 (Rev.2)
Table updated with latest responses received
03/07/2015
24/08/2015
  Trade controls and marking    
10. Review of identification and guidance material (Decision 16.59)* AC28 Doc. 10 06/07/2015
11. Identification of sturgeons and paddlefish specimens in trade (Decision 16.137) AC28 Doc. 11 08/07/2015
  Exemptions and special trade provisions    
12. Production systems for specimens of CITES-listed species (Decision 15.53)* AC28 Doc. 12 03/07/2015
  Annex 1 - Application of CITES Source Codes - Key 1 (English only) AC28 Doc. 12 Annex 1 09/07/2015
  Annex 2 - Application of CITES Source Codes - Key 2 (English only) AC28 Doc. 12 Annex 2 09/07/2015
  Annex 3 - Additional guidance with applying Source Code R and C (English only) AC28 Doc. 12 Annex 3 09/07/2015
13. Implementation of the Convention relating to captive-bred and ranched specimens (Decision 16.65)    
  13.1 Report of the Secretariat AC28 Doc. 13.1 03/07/2015
    Annex: REVIEW: Sharing information about captive-breeding and ranching operations (English only) AC28 Doc. 13.1 Annex 08/07/2015
  13.2 Report of the intersessional working group AC28 Doc. 13.2 03/07/2015
   Species trade and conservation    
14. Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)    
  14.1 Review of studies and activities [Decision 16.103, paragraphs a) and d)] AC28 Doc. 14.1 06/07/2015
  Annex 1: An assessment of the commercial production of CITES-listed snake species in Viet Nam and China AC28 Doc. 14.1 Annex 1 10/07/2015
  Annex 2: Developing CITES non-detriment findings for snakes AC28 Doc. 14.1 Annex 2 10/07/2015
  Annex 3: An assessment of the impact of the pet trade on five CITES- Appendix II-listed snakes AC28 Doc. 14.1 Annex 3 10/07/2015
  Annex 4: Methodologies for differentiating between wild and captive-bred CITES-listed snakes AC28 Doc. 14.1 Annex 4 10/07/2015
  14.2
Reptile sourcing and traceability systems [Decision 16.103, paragraphs b) to d)]
   
    14.2.1 Report of the Secretariat AC28 Doc. 14.2.1 03/07/2015
    14.2.2 Identification carrier for a global traceability information system for reptile skins  AC28 Doc. 14.2.2 03/07/2015
  14.3 IUCN Red List assessments of Asian snake species [Decision 16.104] AC28 Doc. 14.3 03/07/2015
15. Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.) (Decision 16.111) AC28 Doc. 15 09/07/2015
  Annex 2: Non-Detriment Findings and Trade Management for Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles - a guide for CITES Scientific and Management Authorities

AC28 Doc. 15 Annex 2

09/07/2015
16. Sturgeons and paddlefish [Resolution Conf. 12.7 (Rev. CoP16)]    
  16.1 Report of the Secretariat AC28 Doc. 16.1 06/07/2015
  16.2 Implementation by the Animals Committee of relevant provisions in Resolution Conf. 12.7 (Rev. CoP16) AC28 Doc. 16.2 03/07/2015
  16.3 Sturgeon management in the Russian Federation AC28 Doc. 16.3 09/07/2015
17. Conservation and management of sharks [Resolution Conf. 12.6 (Rev. CoP16)]    
  17.1 Implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.6 (Rev. CoP16)    
    17.1.1 Report of the Secretariat AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 10/07/2015
      Annex 1 - Reply from Argentina (Spanish only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex1 10/07/2015
      Annex 2 - Reply from Canada (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex2 10/07/2015
      Annex 3 - Reply from China (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex3 10/07/2015
      Annex 4 - Reply from Greece (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex4 10/07/2015
      Annex 5 - Reply from Israel (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex5 10/07/2015
      Annex 6 - Reply from Jamaica (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex6 10/07/2015
      Annex 7 - Reply from Mexico (Spanish only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex7 10/07/2015
      Annex 8 - Reply from New Zealand (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex8 10/07/2015
      Annex 9 - Reply from Singapore (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex9 10/07/2015
      Annex 10 - Reply from the USA (English only) AC28 Doc. 17.1.1 Annex10 10/07/2015
    17.1.2 Conservation and management of sharks – species of concern  AC28 Doc. 17.1.2 06/07/2015
  17.2 Guidance for making non-detriment findings for CITES-listed sharks AC28 Doc. 17.2 03/07/2015
18. Freshwater stingrays (Family Potamotrygonidae) (Decisions 16.131 and 16.132) AC28 Doc. 18 07/08/2015
19. Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas) AC28 Doc. 19 22/07/2015
20. Periodic Review of species included in Appendices I and II [Resolution Conf. 14.8 (Rev. CoP16)]    
  20.1 Overview of species under review AC28 Doc. 20.1 (Rev.1) 09/07/2015
18/08/2015
  20.2 Report of the intersessional working group* AC28 Doc. 20.2 06/07/2015
  20.3 Species review    
    20.3.1 Periodic review of Panthera leo No document  
    20.3.2 Periodic review of Puma concolor coryi and Puma concolor couguar AC28 Doc. 20.3.2 08/07/2015
    20.3.3 Periodic review of Lichenostomus melanops cassifix AC28 Doc. 20.3.3 06/07/2015
    20.3.4 Periodic review of Cyclopsitta diopthalma coxeni AC28 Doc. 20.3.4 08/07/2015
    20.3.5 Periodic review of Psephotus dissimilis AC28 Doc. 20.3.5 06/07/2015
    20.3.6 Periodic review of Ninox novaeseelandiae undulata AC28 Doc. 20.3.6 08/07/2015
18/08/2015
    20.3.7 Periodic review of Sphenodon spp. AC28 Doc. 20.3.7 08/07/2015
    20.3.8 Periodic review of Cuora galbinifrons  AC28 Doc. 20.3.8 16/07/2015
    20.3.9 Periodic review of Mauremys annamensis  AC28 Doc. 20.3.9 06/07/2015
    20.3.10 Periodic review of Epioblasma sampsonii AC28 Doc. 20.3.10 08/07/2015
21. Standard nomenclature [Resolution Conf. 12.11 (Rev. CoP16)]    
  21.1 Report of the specialist on zoological nomenclature AC28 Doc. 21.1 09/07/2015
  Annex 1: Response from IUCN SSC Seahorse, Pipefish and Stickleback Specialist Group regarding AC27 Doc 25.1: Report of the specialist on zoological nomenclature with respect to item 2: Hippocampus taxonomy (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 1 08/07/2015
  Annex 2: Requested changes to Australian Hippocampus nomenclature in CITES (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 2 08/07/2015
  Annex 3: Development of taxonomy within Eurasian Ovis species during the last decades (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 3 (Rev.) 08/07/2015
21/07/2015
  Annex 4: Bird taxonomy - Comparison of the generic and species taxonomies in the 3rd and 4th editions of The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world, and in the non-passerine volume of the HBW and BirdLife International illustrated checklist of the birds of the world, relating to taxa listed in the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations (which include all CITES-listed species) (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 4 08/07/2015
  Annex 5: Cape Parrot Identification Guide (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 5 08/07/2015
  Annex 6: New species and other proposed taxonomic changes resulting from the new checklists for Chamaeleonidae species and the Phelsuma spp. (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 6 08/07/2015
  Annex 7: Taxonomic Checklist of Amphibian Species listed in the CITES Appendices and the Annexes of EC Regulation 338/97 (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 7 08/07/2015
  Annex 8: Taxonomic Checklist of Fish species listed in the CITES Appendices and EC Regulation 338/97 (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 8 08/07/2015
  Annex 9: Animal taxonomy and nomenclature - New species and other proposed taxonomic and nomenclatural changes relating to animal species (mammals, most reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates) listed in the EU wildlife trade regulations (which include all CITES listed species) (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 9 08/07/2015
  Annex 10: Meristic data for Australian species of Hippocampus 24 June 2015 (English only) AC28 Doc. 21.1 Annex 10 08/07/2015
  21.2 Revised nomenclature for four species of birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae) AC28 Doc. 21.2 10/07/2015
22 Proposals for possible consideration at CoP17    
  22.1 Assessment of three bird species included in Appendix III (Crax rubra, Meleagris ocellata and Penelope purpurascens) based on the criteria of Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP16) AC28 Doc. 22.1 22/07/2015
  22.2 Draft proposal to remove the zero quota for trade in wild specimens of the Mexican population of Morelet’s crocodile (Crocodylus moreletii) for commercial purposes  AC28 Doc. 22.2 28/07/2015
  22.3 Proposal for the transfer from Appendices I to II of Crocodylus porosus in Malaysia AC28 Doc. 22.3 06/07/2015
  22.4 Status of conservation, use, management of and trade in the species of the genus Abronia AC28 Doc. 22.4 03/08/2015
  22.5 Proposal to list Lanthanotus borneensis in Appendix I in Malaysia AC28 Doc. 22.5 08/07/2015
Regional matters
23. Regional reports    
  23.1 Africa (in English only) AC28 Doc. 23.1 22/09/2015
  23.2 Asia (in English only) AC28 Doc. 23.2 (Rev. 1) 02/09/2015
07/09/2015
  23.3 Central and South America and the Caribbean AC28 Doc. 23.3 14/07/2015
  23.4 Europe AC28 Doc. 23.4 03/07/2015
  23.5 North America AC28 Doc. 23.5 08/07/2015
  23.6 Oceania AC28 Doc. 23.6 03/07/2015
 Concluding items
24. Any other business No document  
25. Time and venue of the 29th meeting of the Animals Committee No document  
26. Closing remarks No document  

 

* This agenda item is addressed to the Animals and Plants Committees.