17.299 to 17.301 Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

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Decision directed to: Others

Directed to range States for the Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus) Parties are encouraged to: a) use genetic analysis to confirm the subspecies of the specimen of Tursiops truncatus and its origin prior to the issuance of an export permit; b) establish, on a national or regional basis, repositories where relevant genetic identification data are stored and to make these accessible on-line; and c) report to the Animals Committee on exports of Tursiops truncatus ponticus and their origins.


Decision directed to: Animals Committee

The Animals Committee shall consider at its 30th meeting the information submitted by the Parties pursuant to Decision 17.299 to evaluate the effectiveness of the zero annual export quota for Tursiops truncatus ponticus from the wild for primarily commercial purposes, and if necessary make recommendations to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.


Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall, subject to available resources, cooperate with the Secretariats of theAgreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Bern Convention, andthe Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (Bucharest Convention),in order to coordinate efforts and to avoid duplication regarding conservation of, and trade in Tursiops truncatus ponticus.