17.311 to 17.312 Nomenclature (Bird family and order names)

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Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:
a) subject to the availability of funds, commission an analysis of the implications of adopting a new standard nomenclature reference for birds at the family and order level, taking into account the 3rd and 4th editions of The Howard & Moore complete checklist of the birds of the world, and the non-passerine and passerine volume of the HBW and BirdLife International illustrated checklist of the birds of the world as well as the Animals Committee discussion regarding a new nomenclature standard reference for birds at the genus and species levels; and
b) report back the results to the Animals Committee.


Decision directed to: Animals Committee

The Animals Committee shall:
a) evaluate the results of the analysis; and
b) develop a recommendation for decision by at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.