19.49 & 19.50 CITES Tree Species Programme

Decision directed to
Decision directed to:
Parties are invited to provide financial and in-kind support for a capacity-building programme that provides long-term support to Parties on their implementation of the Convention for CITES-listed tree species.
Decision directed to:
Secretariat, Plants Committee and Standing Committee

The Secretariat shall bring to the attention of the Plants Committee relevant technical and scientific results of the CITES Tree Species Programme (CTSP) and, subject to external funding:

a) develop and implement a capacity-building programme covering all relevant regions on the implementation of CITES for tree species included in the Appendices;

b) seek advice and guidance from the Plants and Standing Committees to assess the potential for the CITES Tree Species Programme to be made a permanent programme;

c) continue cooperation with organizations working on forest related matters, such as the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), and private economic actors to strengthen the support to Parties for implementing the Convention for listed tree species; and

d) report on the implementation of this Decision at the 20th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.