17.171 to 17.172 Stocks and stockpiles (elephant ivory)

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Decision directed to: Secretariat

Where appropriate, the Secretariat shall, in collaboration with Parties and subject to external funding:
a) develop practical guidance for the management of ivory stockpiles, including their disposal, based on an analysis of best practices and in accordance with provisions in Resolutions Conf. 17.8 on Disposal of illegally traded and confiscated specimens of CITES-listed species and Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17) on Trade in elephant specimens;
b) disseminate the guidance to the Parties and make it available on the CITES website; and
c) report on the implementation of this Decision as part of its regular reporting to the Standing Committee on the implementation of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP17), prior to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.


Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall make recommendations for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties as appropriate.