16.153 & 16.154 East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)


Directed to the Plants Committee and the Eastern African range States of Osyris species
16.153 The Plants Committee and Eastern African range States of Osyris species shall:
  a)  review and gather further information on the conservation status of, trade in and use of Osyris species within the region and internationally;
  b)  assess the impact of such trade on the conservation status of Osyris species in Eastern Africa;
  c)  assess the impact of such trade extending to populations not covered by the Appendix-II listings;
  d)  assess the data required to make non-detriment findings following the existing guidance;
  e)  identify mechanisms to help build capacity to carry out non-detriment findings for currently-listed populations; and
  f)  report on their work at the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and, if necessary, prepare proposals to amend the Appendices for submission at that meeting.


Directed to the Secretariat
16.154 The Secretariat shall work with the Plants Committee to seek the external funding required for the implementation of Decision 16.153.