17.101 to 17.107 and 14.69 Captive-bred and ranched specimens

14.69

Decision directed to: Parties

Directed to the Parties, especially Appendix-I Asian big cat range States
Parties with intensive operations breeding tigers on a commercial scale shall implement measures to restrict the captive population to a level supportive only to conserving wild tigers; tigers should not be bred for trade in their parts and derivatives.


17.101

Decision directed to: Secretariat

Subject to available resources, the Secretariat shall review ambiguities and inconsistencies in the application of Article VII paragraphs 4 and 5, Resolution Conf. 10.16 (Rev.) on Specimens of animal species bred in captivity, Resolution Conf. 12.10 (Rev. CoP15) on Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes, Resolution Conf. 11.11 (Rev. CoP17) on Regulation of trade in plants, Resolution Conf. 9.19 (Rev. CoP15) on Registration of nurseries that artificially propagate specimens of Appendix-I plant species for export purposes, Resolution Conf. 5.10 (Rev. CoP15) on Definition of 'primarily commercial purposes' and Resolution Conf. 12.3 (Rev. CoP17) on Permits and certificates as it relates to the use of source codes R, F, D, A and C, including the underlying CITES policy assumptions and differing national interpretations that may have contributed to uneven application of these provisions, as well as the captive breeding issues presented in document SC66 Doc. 17 and legal acquisition issues, including founder stock, as presented in document SC66 Doc. 32.4, submit the review to Parties and stakeholders for comments through a notification, and submit its conclusions and recommendations along with the comments of Parties and stakeholders to the Standing Committee.


17.102

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall, subject to external funding, engage in a capacity-building project using materials prepared under Decisions 16.63 a) vii) and 15.52 a). This project should involve all regions and a variety of taxa. The Secretariat shall report to the Standing Committee on the work undertaken under the present Decision.


17.103

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall provide its preliminary observations and recommendations regarding the first iteration of the Resolution Conf. 17.7, including opportunities for harmonisation with the process in Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP17), and other opportunities to achieve the aims of the Resolution most effectively and cost efficiently, to the 30th meeting of the Animals Committee and to the 70th meeting of the Standing Committee.


17.104

Decision directed to: Animals Committee

Subject to available resources, the Animals Committee shall review the differences in the nature of non-detriment findings made for specimens with source code W, R and F and provide guidance for Parties, to be sent to the Secretariat for inclusion in the section for non-detriment findings on the CITES website referred to in Resolution Conf. 16.7 (Rev. CoP17) on Non-detriment findings.


17.105

Decision directed to: Animals Committee

At its 30th meeting, the Animals Committee shall prepare a report of its observations and recommendations regarding the first iteration of Resolution Conf. 17.7, including opportunities for harmonisation with the process in Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP17) and other opportunities to achieve the aims of the Resolution most effectively and cost efficiently, taking into account the recommendations of the Secretariat arising from Decision 17.103, and transmit the report to the Standing Committee.


17.106

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall review the conclusions and recommendations of the Secretariat under Decision 17.101 and make recommendations to the Conference of the Parties as appropriate.


17.107

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

At its 70th meeting, the Standing Committee shall prepare a report of its preliminary observations and recommendations regarding the first iteration of Resolution Conf. 17.7, including opportunities for harmonisation with the process in Resolution Conf. 12.8 (Rev. CoP17), and other opportunities to achieve the aims of the Resolution most effectively and cost efficiently, and taking into consideration the report of the Animals Committee and the observations of the Secretariat. The Standing Committee will transmit its recommendations to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.