Thirty-second meeting of the Animals Committee

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 - 23 June 2023

Agenda and working documents

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

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Opening remarks of the Chair
Opening remarks of the Secretary-General
Administrative and financial matters
1. Confirmation of the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair
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2. Declaration of conflict of interest
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3. Rules of Procedure
4. Agenda
5. Working programme
6. Admission of observers
7. Emerging operational matters of the committees*
Strategic matters
8. Animals Committee strategic planning for 2023–2025 (CoP19–CoP20)
8.1. Resolutions and Decisions directed to the Animals Committee
8.2. Animals Committee workplan
9. CITES Strategic Vision*
10. Role of CITES in reducing risk of future zoonotic disease emergence associated with international wildlife trade* (republished with China's response to the Notification)
11. Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative
12. IPBES Report on the Assessment of the Sustainable Use of Wild Species*
13. Country-wide Significant Trade Review*
14. Review of Significant Trade in specimens of Appendix-II species
14.1. Overview of the Review of Significant Trade
14.2. Selection of new species/country combinations for review following CoP19

[Annexes are being revised to correctly reflect the status of Taiwan, Province of China]

15. Captive-bred and ranched specimens
15.1. Review of trade in animal specimens reported as produced in captivity

[Annexes are being revised to correctly reflect the status of Taiwan, Province of China]

15.2. Captive-breeding of spiny tailed lizards
15.3. Exceptional case for inclusion of species-country combination in Review of trade in animal specimens as produced in captivity – Macaca fascicularis
Regulation of trade
16. Non-detriment findings*
17. Non-detriment findings for specimens of Appendix-II species taken from areas beyond national jurisdiction
18. Guidance on non-detriment findings for trade in leopard (Panthera pardus) hunting trophies
19. Materials for the identification of specimens of CITES-listed species
19.1. Report of the Secretariat*
19.2. Identification Manual of animals listed in CITES Appendix I
20. Transport of live specimens*
21. Use of coded-microchip implants for marking live animals in trade
22. Specimens produced through biotechnology*
23. Trade in stony corals (Scleractinia spp.)
23.1. Report of the Chair of the Animals Committee
23.2. Reporting of trade in stony corals (Scleractinia spp.)
24. Definition of the term ‘appropriate and acceptable destinations’
Exemptions and special trade provisions
25. Review of CITES provisions related to trade in specimens of animals and plants not of wild source*
25.1. Report of the Chairs of the Animals and Plants Committees
25.2. Considerations and recommendations for ranching of marine species
Species conservation and trade
26. Assessment of Appendix-I listed species*
27. Identifying species at risk of extinction affected by international trade*
28. Aquatic species listed in the Appendices
29. West African vultures (Accipitridae spp.)
30. Conservation of amphibians (Amphibia spp.)
31. Pangolins (Manis spp.)
32. African lions (Panthera leo)
33. Leopards (Panthera pardus) in Africa
34. Songbird trade and conservation management (Passeriformes spp.)
35. Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)
Aquatic species
36. Eels (Anguilla spp.)
37. Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.) (new responses to the Notification)
38. Seahorses (Hippocampus spp.)
38.1. Report of the Secretariat
38.2. Implementing CITES for seahorses - Asia region workshop
39. Queen conch (Strombus gigas)
40. Marine ornamental fishes
41. Trade in medicinal and aromatic plant species*
Appendices of the Convention
42. Periodic review of species included in Appendices I and II*
43. Annotations*
44. Informal review mechanism of existing and proposed annotations*
Nomenclature matters
45. Botanical and zoological nomenclature
45.1. Nomenclature of Appendix-III listings*
45.2. Higher taxon listings in the Appendices*
45.3. Development of a standardized global checklist of species*
Nomenclature matters/Fauna
46. Report of the specialist on zoological nomenclature
Regional matters
47. Regional reports
47.1. Africa
47.2. Asia
47.3. Central and South America and the Caribbean
47.4. Europe
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47.5. North America
47.6. Oceania
Conclusion of the meeting
48. Any other business
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49. Time and venue of the 33rd meeting of the Animals Committee
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50. Closing remarks
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