17.246 to 17.249 Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

17.246

Decision directed to: Others

Directed to range States of freshwater stingrays
Range States of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) are encouraged to continue to exchange information on the conservation and management of, and trade in these species.


17.247

Decision directed to: Others

Directed to range States of freshwater stingrays
Range States of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) are encouraged to include all species of concern*, as identified by the Animals Committee, in Appendix III, and consider options for including species in Appendix II.
*Species of priority concern as identified by the Animals Committee in the Annex to document AC28 Doc. 18:
Paratrygon "aiereba" species complex (Amazon and Orinoco basins)
Potamotrygon leopoldi (Amazon basin)
Potamotrygon schroederi (Amazon and Orinoco basins)
Potamotrygon brachyuran (other catchment basins)
Potamotrygon "motoro" species complex (all catchments)
Note that the priority species identified include both undescribed species and clusters of species.


17.248

Decision directed to: Parties, Others

Directed to Parties and interested organizations
Parties and interested organizations are encouraged to conduct or promote research concerning the captive breeding and sustainable use of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) at the global level, including the species involved, the numbers produced, the source of parental stock, and the international trade dynamics and market developments, and the collaboration between Parties with ex situ breeding operations for freshwater stingrays and those with in situ conservation programs.


17.249

Decision directed to: Parties, Secretariat, Others

Directed to Parties, the Secretariat and interested organizations
The Secretariat, subject to external funding, non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations [including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)] and Parties are encouraged to support range States in the mathematical modelling of population trends for freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) and the Secretariat shall report any such activities to the Animals Committee as appropriate.