Proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II - Eighteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties

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Geneva (Switzerland), 17-28 August 2019

Proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II

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Higher taxa

Species covered
by the Proposal

(and common name -for information only)

Proposal number
and Proponents

Illustration

Proposal

Posted/

updated on

(dd/mm/yyyy)

FAUNA

CHORDATA

MAMMALIA

ARTIODACTYLA

Bovidae

Capra falconeri heptneri

CoP18 Prop. 1

Tajikistan

Markhor Schraubenziege Capra falconeri Zoo Augsburg-02

Transfer the population of Tajikistan from Appendix I to Appendix II

 

WITHDRAWN

Saiga tatarica

(Saiga antelope)

CoP18 Prop. 2

Mongolia and United States of America

Saiga antelope at the Stepnoi Sanctuary

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Camelidae

Vicugna vicugna

(Vicuña)

CoP18 Prop. 3

Argentina

Vicugna vicugna at about 4,000m, near the Chajnantor Plateau, NW Chile. Simon Green 17th April 2018

Transfer the population of the Province of Salta (Argentina) from Appendix I to Appendix II with annotation 1

21/03/2019

Vicugna vicugna

(Vicuña)

CoP18 Prop. 4

Chile

Vicugna vicugna at about 4,000m, near the Chajnantor Plateau, NW Chile. Simon Green 17th April 2018

08/03/2019

Giraffidae

Giraffa camelopardalis

(Giraffe)

CoP18 Prop. 5

Central African Republic, Chad, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Senegal

Giraffe08 - melbourne zoo edit

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Carnivora

Mustelidae

Aonyx cinereus

(Small-clawed otter)
[According to the standard nomenclature reference adopted by the Conference of the Parties, this species is named Aonyx cinerea.]

CoP18 Prop. 6

India, Nepal and the Philippines

Otter - melbourne zoo

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Lutrogale perspicillata

(Smooth-coated otter)

CoP18 Prop. 7

Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

PERISSODACTYLA

Rhinocerotidae

Ceratotherium simum simum

(Southern white rhinoceros)

CoP18 Prop. 8

Eswatini

Remove the existing annotation for the population of Eswatini [currently referred to as population of Swaziland]

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Ceratotherium simum simum

(Southern white rhinoceros)

CoP18 Prop. 9

Namibia

Transfer the population of Ceratotherium simum simum of Namibia from Appendix I to Appendix II with the following annotation:

b) hunting trophies.

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

PROBOSCIDEA

Elephantidae

Loxodonta africana

(African elephant)

CoP18 Prop. 10

Zambia

African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week-old baby

Transfer the population of Zambia from Appendix I to Appendix II subject to:
1. Trade in registered raw ivory (tusks and pieces) for commercial purposes only to CITES approved trading partners who will not re-export.;
2. Trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes;
3. Trade in hides and leather goods.; and
4. All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly.

04/01/2019
08/03/2019
Addendum 18/08/2019

Loxodonta africana

(African elephant)

CoP18 Prop. 11

Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe

African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week-old baby

Amend annotation 2 as follows:

"For the exclusive purpose of allowing:

a) trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes

b) trade in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations, as defined in Resolution Conf. 11.20 (Rev. CoP17), for Botswana and Zimbabwe and for in situ conservation programmes for Namibia and South Africa;

c) trade in hides;

d) trade in hair;

e) trade in leather goods for commercial or non-commercial purposes for Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe;

f) trade in individually marked and certified ekipas incorporated in finished jewellery for non-commercial purposes for Namibia and ivory carvings for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe;

g) trade in registered raw ivory (for Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, whole tusks and pieces) subject to the following:

i) only registered government-owned stocks, originating in the State (excluding seized ivory and ivory of unknown origin);

ii) only to trading partners that have been verified by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Standing Committee, to have sufficient national legislation and domestic trade controls to ensure that the imported ivory will not be re-exported and will be managed in accordance with all requirements of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17) concerning domestic manufacturing and trade;

iii) not before the Secretariat has verified the prospective importing countries and the registered government-owned stocks;

iv) raw ivory pursuant to the conditional sale of registered government-owned ivory stocks agreed at CoP12, which are 20,000 kg (Botswana), 10,000 kg (Namibia) and 30,000 kg (South Africa);

v) in addition to the quantities agreed at CoP12, government-owned ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe registered by 31 January 2007 and verified by the Secretariat may be traded and despatched, with the ivory in paragraph (g) iv) above, in a single sale per destination under strict supervision of the Secretariat;

vi) the proceeds of the trade are used exclusively for elephant conservation and community conservation and development programmes within or adjacent to the elephant range; and

vii) the additional quantities specified in paragraph g) v) above shall be traded only after the Standing Committee has agreed that the above conditions have been met; and

h) no further proposals to allow trade in elephant ivory from populations already in Appendix II shall be submitted to the Conference of the Parties for the period from CoP14 and ending nine years from the date of the single sale of ivory that is to take place in accordance with provisions in paragraphs g) i), g) ii), g) iii), g) vi) and g) vii). In addition such further proposals shall be dealt with in accordance with Decisions 16.55 and 14.78 (Rev. CoP16).

On a proposal from the Secretariat, the Standing Committee can decide to cause this trade to cease partially or completely in the event of non-compliance by exporting or importing countries, or in the case of proven detrimental impacts of the trade on other elephant populations.

All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly."

 

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Loxodonta africana

(African elephant)

CoP18 Prop. 12

African bush elephants (Loxodonta africana) female with six-week-old baby

Transfer the populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Mammuthus primigenius

(Woolly mammoth)

CoP18 Prop. 13

Israel

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

RODENTIA

Muridae

Leporillus conditor

(Greater stick-nest rat)

CoP18 Prop. 14

Australia

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Pseudomys fieldi praeconis

(Shark Bay mouse)

CoP18 Prop. 15

Australia

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Xeromys myoides

(False swamp rat)

CoP18 Prop. 16

Australia

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

Zyzomys pedunculatus

(Central rock rat)

CoP18 Prop. 17

Australia

Zyzomys pedunculatus

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

AVES

GALLIFORMES

Phasianidae

Syrmaticus reevesii

CoP18 Prop. 18

China

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

GRUIFORMES

Gruidae

Balearica pavonina

(Black crowned-crane)

CoP18 Prop. 19

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

PASSERIFORMES

Muscicapidae

Dasyornis broadbenti litoralis

(Lesser rufous bristlebird)

CoP18 Prop. 20

Australia

Rufous Bristlebird

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

Dasyornis longirostris

(Long-billed bristlebird)

CoP18 Prop. 21

Australia

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

REPTILIA

CROCODYLIA

Crocodylidae

Crocodylus acutus

(American crocodile)

CoP18 Prop. 22

Mexico

Transfer the population of Mexico from Appendix I to Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

SAURIA

Agamidae

Calotes nigrilabris and Calotes pethiyagodai

(Garden lizards)

CoP18 Prop. 23

Sri Lanka

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Ceratophora spp.

(Horned lizards)

CoP18 Prop. 24

Sri Lanka

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Cophotis ceylanica and Cophotis dumbara

(Pygmy lizards)

CoP18 Prop. 25

Sri Lanka

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Lyriocephalus scutatus

(Hump-nosed lizard)

CoP18 Prop. 26

Sri Lanka

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Eublepharidae

Goniurosaurus spp.

(Leopard geckos)

CoP18 Prop. 27

China, European Union and Viet Nam

Include the species from China and Viet Nam in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Gekkonidae

Gekko gecko

(Tokay gecko)

CoP18 Prop. 28

European Union, India, Philippines and United States of America

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Gonatodes daudini

(Grenadines clawed gecko)

CoP18 Prop. 29

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
13/08/2019
 

Paroedura androyensis

CoP18 Prop. 30

European Union and Madagascar

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Iguanidae

Ctenosaura spp.

(Spiny-tailed iguanas)

CoP18 Prop. 31

El Salvador and Mexico

Include in Appendix II

25/04/2019

SERPENTES

Viperidae

Pseudocerastes urarachnoides

(Spider-tailed horned viper)

CoP18 Prop. 32

Iran

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

TESTUDINES

Geoemydidae

Cuora bourreti

CoP18 Prop. 33

Viet Nam

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

Cuora picturata

(Vietnamese box turtle)

CoP18 Prop. 34

Viet Nam

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

Mauremys annamensis

(Annam leaf turtle)

CoP18 Prop. 35

Viet Nam

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019

08/03/2019

Testudinidae

Geochelone elegans

(Star tortoise)

CoP18 Prop. 36

Bangladesh, India, Senegal and Sri Lanka

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Malacochersus tornieri

(Pancake tortoise)

CoP18 Prop. 37

Kenya and United States of America

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

AMPHIBIA

Anura

Centrolenidae

Hyalinobatrachium spp., Centrolene spp., Cochranella spp., and Sachatamia spp.

(Glass frogs)

CoP18 Prop. 38

Centrolene antioquiense
Cochranella euknemosCochranella punctulata01

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019
12/03/2019

Caudata

Salamandridae

Echinotriton chinhaiensis and Echinotriton maxiquadratus

(Spiny newts)

CoP18 Prop. 39

China

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Paramesotriton spp.

(Asian warty newts)

CoP18 Prop. 40

China and European Union

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Tylototriton spp.

(Crocodile newts)

CoP18 Prop. 41

China and European Union

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

ELASMOBRANCHII

Lamniformes

Lamnidae

Isurus oxyrinchus and Isurus paucus

(Mako sharks)

CoP18 Prop. 42

Isurus paucus

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Rhinopristiformes

Glaucostegidae

Glaucostegus spp.

(Guitarfishes)

CoP18 Prop. 43

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Rhinidae

Rhinidae spp.

(Wedgefishes)

CoP18 Prop. 44

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Echinodermata

HOLOTHUROIDEA

Aspidochirotida

Holothuriidae

Holothuria (Microthele) fuscogilva, Holothuria (Microthele) nobilis, Holothuria (Microthele) whitmaei

(Teatfish)

CoP18 Prop. 45 (Rev. 1)

European Union, Kenya, Senegal, Seychelles and United States of America

Holothuria fuscogilva Mayotte

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019
14/06/2019

arthropoda

ARACHNIDA

Araneae

Theraphosidae

Poecilotheria spp.

(Ornamental spiders)

CoP18 Prop. 46

Sri Lanka and United States of America

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

INSECTA

LEPIDOPTERA

Papilionidae

Achillides chikae hermeli

(Mindoro peacock swallowtail)

CoP18 Prop. 47

European Union and Philippines

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Parides burchellanus

(Riverside swallowtail)

CoP18 Prop. 48

Brazil

Include in Appendix I

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

FLORA

Bignoniaceae

Handroanthus spp., Tabebuia spp. and Roseodendron spp.

(Trumpet trees)

CoP18 Prop. 49

Brazil

Starr 050518-1609 Tabebuia donnell-smithii

Include in Appendix II with annotation #6

WITHDRAWN

Cupressaceae

Widdringtonia whytei

(Mulanje Cedar)

CoP18 Prop. 50

Malawi

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

Dalbergia sissoo

(North Indian rosewood)

CoP18 Prop. 51

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal

Delete from Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Dalbergia spp., Guibourtia demeusei, Guibourtia pellegriniana, Guibourtia tessmannii

(Rosewoods, Palisanders and Bubingas)

CoP18 Prop. 52

Canada and European Union

Amend annotation #15 as follows:

04/01/2019
08/03/2019
12/03/2019

Pericopsis elata

(African rosewood, Afrormosia)

CoP18 Prop. 53

Expand the scope of the annotation for Pericopsis elata (currently #5) to include plywood and transformed wood as follows:

1 Whereby transformed wood is defined by HS code 44.09: Wood (including strips, friezes for parquet flooring, not assembled), continuously shaped (tongued, grooved, v-jointed, beaded or the like) along any edges, ends or faces, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed.

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Pterocarpus tinctorius

(African padauk, mukula)

CoP18 Prop. 54

Malawi

Starr 070727-7640 Pterocarpus indicus

Include in Appendix II

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Liliaceae

Aloe ferox

(Bitter aloe)

CoP18 Prop. 55

South Africa

Amend annotation #4 for Aloe ferox as follows:

f) finished products1 of Aloe ferox and Euphorbia antisyphilitica packaged and ready for retail trade.

1 This term, as used in the CITES Appendices refers to product, shipped singly or in bulk, requiring no further processing, packaged, labelled for final use or the retail trade in a state fit for being sold to or used by the general public.

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Malvaceae

Adansonia grandidieri

CoP18 Prop. 56

Switzerland

04/01/2019
08/03/2019

Meliaceae

Cedrela spp.

(Cedars)

CoP18 Prop. 57

Ecuador

 

Cedrela odorata foliage.jpg
Public Domain, Link

 

Include in Appendix II

 

12/04/2019