17.309 to 17.310 Nomenclature (Use of time-specific versions of online databases as standard nomenclature references)

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Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:
a) reach out to copyright-holders of relevant online-databases that might serve as standard nomenclature references and explore the possible use of time-specific versions for CITES services; for example, relevant databases include but are not limited to WoRMS, Fish Base, ESCHMEYER& FRICKE's Catalog of Fishes, and Amphibian Species of the World; and
b) report the results of its consultations to the Animals Committee.


Decision directed to: Animals Committee

The Animals Committee shall:
a) evaluate the results of the Secretariat’s consultation; and
b) develop recommendations on the use of time-specific online-databases as standard nomenclature references for decision at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.