Nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties - Provisional list of proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II

Nineteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties - Provisional list of proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II

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Panama City, Panama, 14 - 25 November 2022

Provisional list of proposals for amendment of Appendices I and II AS RECEIVED

Published 23 June 2022

(all documents are provided here in PDF format)

Note: All proposals are presented in the languages and formats in which they were received. The proposals will be formatted and presented in taxonomic order at a later stage.
Disclaimer: The geographical designations employed in these proposals do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the CITES Secretariat (or the United Nations Environment Programme) concerning the legal status of any country, territory, or area, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries. The responsibility for the contents of the documents rests exclusively with its author.

# Species covered by the Proposal English common name Proponents Species/proposal  Posted/
updated on
(dd/mm/yyyy)
FAUNA
Mammalia
 
Ceratotherium simum simum
 
Eswatini
Remove the existing annotation on the Appendix II listing of Eswatini’s population
23/06/2022
  Ceratotherium simum simum   Botswana, Namibia Transfer of the population of Namibia from Appendix I to Appendix II with the following annotation:
For the exclusive purpose of allowing international trade in:
a) live animals for in-situ conservation only; and
b) hunting trophies.
All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly.
 
23/06/2022
 
Cynomys mexicanus
  Mexico Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
  Hippopotamus amphibius   Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Gabon, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I ENG FRA  23/06/2022
  Loxodonta africana   Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Senegal, Syrian Arab Republic Transfer the populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe from Appendix II to Appendix I  ENG 
FRA 
23/06/2022
  Loxodonta africana   Zimbabwe

Amend Annotation 2 pertaining to the populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Proposed amendments are shown in strike through:
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, South Africa and Zimbabwe 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.

23/06/2022
Aves
  Branta canadensis leucopareia   United States of America Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II 23/06/2022
 
Kittacincla malabarica
 
 
Malaysia, Singapore Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Phoebastria albatrus   United States of America Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Pycnonotus zeylanicus   Malaysia, Singapore, United States of America Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I 23/06/2022
Reptilia
  Apalone spp.   United States of America Include in Appendix II (except the subspecies included in Appendix I) 23/06/2022
 
Batagur kachuga
 
 
India Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I 23/06/2022
  Caiman latirostris
 
 
Brazil
Transfer the population of Brazil from Appendix I to Appendix II
23/06/2022
  Chelus fimbriata and C. orinocensis   Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru Include in Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
 
Claudius angustatus 
  Mexico Include in Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
  Crocodylus porosus   Philippines Transfer the population of the Palawan Islands (Philippines) from Appendix I to Appendix II with a zero export quota for wild specimens 23/06/2022
  Crocodylus siamensis   Thailand
 
Transfer the population of Thailand from Appendix I to Appendix II with a zero quota for wild specimens
23/06/2022
  Crotalus horridus   United States of America Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Cuora galbinifrons   European Union, Viet Nam Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I 23/06/2022
  Cyrtodactylus jeyporensis   India
Include in Appendix II
23/06/2022
  Epicrates inornatus   United States of America Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Graptemys barbouri, G. ernsti, G. gibbonsi, G. pearlensis and G. pulchra   United States of America Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Kinosternon spp.   Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, United States of America Include Kinosternon cora and K. vogti in Appendix I and all other species of Kinosternon spp. in Appendix II  ESP  23/06/2022
  Macrochelys temminckii and Chelydra serpentina   United States of America Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Nilssonia leithii   India Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I 23/06/2022
  Phrynosoma spp.   Mexico Include in Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
  Phrynosoma platyrhinos   United States of America Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Physignathus cocincinus   European Union, Viet Nam Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Rhinoclemmys spp.   Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama Include in Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
  Staurotypus salvinii and S. triporcatus    El Salvador, Mexico Include in Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
  Sternotherus spp.   United States of America Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Tarentola chazaliae    Mauritania, Senegal Include in Appendix II ENG 
FRA 
23/06/2022
  Tiliqua adelaidensis   Australia Include in Appendix I 23/06/2022
Amphibia
  Agalychnis lemur   Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union, Panama Include in Appendix II with a zero annual export quota for wild-taken specimens traded for commercial purposes. 23/06/2022
  Centrolenidae spp.   Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Guinea, Niger, Panama, Peru, Togo, United States of America Include in Appendix II ESP  23/06/2022
  Laotriton laoensis   European Union Include in Appendix II with a zero export quota for wild-taken specimens traded for commercial purposes 23/06/2022
Elasmobranchii
  Carcharhinidae spp.   Bangladesh, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, European Union, Gabon, Israel, Maldives, Panama, Senegal, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Include in Appendix II
 
ENG 
ESP 
23/06/2022
  Potamotrygon albimaculata, P. henlei, P. jabuti, P. leopoldi, P. marquesi, P. signata and P. wallacei    Brazil Include in Appendix II
 
23/06/2022
  Rhinobatidae spp.   Israel, Kenya, Panama, Senegal Include in Appendix II
 
23/06/2022
  Sphyrnidae spp.   Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, European Union, Panama Include in Appendix II
 
23/06/2022
Actinopteri
  Hypancistrus zebra   Brazil Include in Appendix I ESP  23/06/2022
Holothuroidea
  Thelenota spp.   European Union, Seychelles, United States of America Include in Appendix II 23/06/2022
FLORA
Apocynaceae, Cactaceae, Cycadaceae, Dicksoniaceae, Euphorbiaceae, Gnetaceae, Liliaceae, Magnoliaceae, Nepenthaceae, Orchidaceae, Papaveraceae, Podocarpaceae, Sarraceniaceae, Trochodendraceae, Zamiaceae and Zingiberaceae
  Flora species with annotation #1, #4, #14 and Appendix-I listed species of Orchidaceae   Canada

Amend Annotation #1 to read as follows: All parts and derivatives, except: […] b) seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers;
Amend Annotation #4 to read as follows: All parts and derivatives, except: […] b) seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers;
Amend Annotation #14 to read as follows: All parts and derivatives except: […] b) seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers; […] f)   finished products packaged and ready for retail trade,; this exemption does not apply to wood chips, beads, prayer beads and carvings. 
Amend paragraph f) of the text in French of Annotation #14 to read as follows: f) les produits finis conditionnés et prêts pour la vente au détail; cette dérogation ne s’applique pas aux copeaux en de bois, aux perles, aux grains de chapelets et aux gravures.
Amend the parenthetical annotation to Appendix I Orchidaceae in the Appendices to read as follows: ORCHIDACEAE Orchids (For all of the following Appendix-I species, seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, and transported in sterile containers are not subject to the provisions of the Convention only if the specimens meet the definition of ‘artificially propagated’ agreed by the Conference of the Parties) 

23/06/2022
Bignoniaceae
  Handroanthus spp., Roseodendron spp. and Tabebuia spp.   Colombia, European Union, Panama Include in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and transformed wood.) 23/06/2022
Crassulaceae
  Rhodiola spp.
 
  China, European Union, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and United States of America,  Include in Appendix II with annotation #2 (All parts and derivatives except: a) seeds and pollen; and b) finished products packaged and ready for retail trade.) 23/06/2022
Fabaceae
  Dalbergia sissoo   India, Nepal Delete from Appendix II 23/06/2022
  Paubrasilia echinata 
 
  Brazil Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I with annotation "All parts, derivatives and finished products, including bows of musical instruments, except musical instruments and their parts, composing travelling orchestras, and solo musicians carrying musical passports in accordance with Res. 16.8." 23/06/2022
Leguminosae
 
Afzelia spp.
  Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, European Union, Liberia, Senegal Include all African populations in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and transformed wood.) 23/06/2022
  Dipteryx spp.   Colombia, European Union, Panama
Include in Appendix II with annotation "Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood, transformed wood and seeds"
23/06/2022
  Pterocarpus spp.  
 
Côte d'Ivoire, European Union, Liberia, Senegal, Togo
Include all African populations in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheers, plywood and transformed wood) and amend annotations of Pterocarpus erinaceus and P. tinctorius, already listed in Appendix II, to annotation #17 23/06/2022
Meliaceae
  Khaya spp.   Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, European Union, Liberia, Senegal Include all African populations in Appendix II with annotation #17 (Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and transformed wood.) 23/06/2022
Orchidaceae
  Orchidaceae spp.   Switzerland Amend Annotation #4, with the addition of new paragraph g), to read: ‘g) finished products packaged and ready for retail trade of cosmetics containing parts and derivatives of Bletilla striata, Cycnoches cooperi, Gastrodia elata, Phalaenopsis amabilis or P. lobbii 23/06/2022

 

Sudan submitted within the deadline a letter proposing the transfer of three species from Appendix II to Appendix I. The letter was not accompanied by supporting statements. The Secretariat recalls paragraph 1 of Resolution Conf. 4.6 (Rev. CoP18) on Submission of draft resolutions, draft decisions and other documents for meetings of the Conference of the Parties where the Conference of the Parties “AGREES that the term “the text of the proposed amendment” in Article XV, paragraph 1, of the Convention includes the substantially complete supporting statement accompanying it”. The Secretariat has thus not included these three species in the list above.