19.142 to 19.144 Materials for the identification of specimens of CITES-listed species

Decision directed to
Decision directed to:
Animals and Plants Committees, in consultation with the Secretariat

The Animals and Plants Committees shall establish a joint working group on identification materials and undertake the following working group tasks, in consultation with the Secretariat:

a) review selected identification materials and assess the need for their revision and improvement, taking into account the materials that are being developed or have already been developed by Parties and materials requested in Decisions or Resolutions;

b) consider ways to improve the accuracy and availability of identification materials on CITES-listed species; and

c) report on the progress with these activities at the meeting(s) of the Animals and Plants Committees.

Decision directed to:

The Secretariat shall:

a) continue collecting information on identification materials and share it through the CITES website and the CITES Virtual College; and

b) report on the progress and make recommendations to the Conference of the Parties, as appropriate.

Decision directed to:
Parties are encouraged to support the efforts of the working group on identification materials by providing to the Secretariat information on available identification and guidance materials that are used by Parties, and particularly by enforcement and inspection officers, to facilitate implementation of the Convention.