17.239 to 17.240 Pangolins (Manis spp.)

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Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:
a) Liaise with the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) partner agencies and regional enforcement networks, such as the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) andthe AssociationofSoutheastAsianNationsWildlifeLawEnforcementNetwork(ASEAN-WEN), and other relevant enforcement networks to convey the concerns expressed in Resolution Conf. 17.10, on Conservation of and trade in pangolins, including parts and derivatives, and to request them to take these into account when developing work programmes;
b) subject to external funding, prepare in cooperation with relevant organizations, and in consultation with range and implicated States, at least two months before the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee, a report on:
i) the national and global conservation status of African and Asian pangolin species;
ii) available information about levels of legal and illegal trade;
iii) relevant information on enforcement actions taken, including seizures, forensic analysis of seized specimens, arrests, prosecutions and judgments relating to illegal trade in pangolins as well as disposal of seized specimens;
iv) stock-piles of specimens and derivatives of pangolins and stockpile management including existing registration systems;
v) inventories of current captive pangolin populations, including breeding data and mortality rates, in zoos, rehabilitation centres and other captive facilities and new developments on captive-breeding activities; and
vi) new developments regarding specific demand management, education and awareness-raising measures concerning pangolins.


Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall distribute the report in draft to range and implicated States for any comments. The final report shall be made available to the Standing Committee at its 69th meeting. On the basis of the report and the comments received from the range and implicated States, the Secretariat shall formulate recommendations for consideration at the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee, as well as draft decisions for consideration by the Standing Committee and the Conference of the Parties, as appropriate.