19.104 to 19.106 Illegal trade in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)

Decision directed to
Decision directed to:
Parties affected by illegal trade in cheetahs
Parties affected by illegal trade in cheetahs are encouraged to: a) review their national legislation taking into consideration the provisions of paragraph 6 c), d), f), and g) in Resolution Conf. 11.3 (Rev.CoP19) on Compliance and enforcement, and where needed revise such legislation to ensure that it adequately addresses illegal wildlife trade, including illegal trade in cheetahs; b) make use of the secure communication channels provided by INTERPOL and the World Customs Organization to strengthen information and intelligence exchange, and the resources available through the Cheetahs webpage on the CITES website; c) scale up activities to address illegal online trade in cheetah specimens, including by drawing upon the support available through INTERPOL, the Wildlife Crime Linked to the Internet: Practical Guidelines for Law Enforcement Practitioners, and as appropriate, reviewing their implementation of the provisions under “Regarding wildlife crime linked to the Internet”, in Resolution Conf. 11.3 (Rev. CoP19) on Compliance and enforcement, and pursue the full implementation of these provisions; and d) report to the Secretariat in advance of the 78th meeting of the Standing Committee on the implementation of this Decision.
Decision directed to:
Subject to available resources and upon request from Parties, the Secretariat shall: a) work with INTERPOL and other ICCWC members to support source, transit and destination Parties to combat illegal trade in cheetahs; and b) report to the Standing Committee at its 78th meeting on implementation of Decisions 19.104 and 19.105, paragraph a).
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall consider the report of the Secretariat on implementation of Decisions 19. 104 and 19.105, and any relevant outcomes from the CITES Big Cats Task Force specific to the conservation of and illegal trade in cheetahs and develop recommendations for consideration of the Conference of the Parties at its 20th meeting.