18.56 - 18.61 Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative

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18.56

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:

a) include the African Carnivores Initiative in its proposals for the new CMS-CITES joint work programme for the period 2021-2025, to be developed in the context of the implementation of Resolution Conf. 13.3 on
Cooperation and synergy with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS);

b) subject to the availability of external resources, and in collaboration with the CMS Secretariat and, as appropriate, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):

i) develop a dedicated Programme of Work for the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative (ACI), taking into consideration the outcomes of the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES, the 13th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CMS, and the First Meeting of Range States for the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative; and submit the draft Programme of Work to the Standing Committee for its review and appropriate revision: and

ii) support range States of African carnivores in implementing relevant CITES Resolutions and Decisions through the ACI;

c) report, as appropriate, on the implementation of this Decision to the Animals Committee and to the Standing Committee; and

d) report on the implementation of this Decision to the Conference of the Parties at its 19th meeting.

18.57

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall review the draft Programme of Work submitted by the Secretariat under Decision 18.56, paragraph b) i) and make appropriate recommendations or revisions and consider any reports of the Secretariat on its implementation of Decision 18.56, and formulate guidance and recommendations, as appropriate, to range States and the Secretariat.

18.58

Decision directed to: Animals Committee

The Animals Committee shall consider any report of the Secretariat on its implementation of Decision 18.56, and formulate guidance and recommendations, as appropriate, to range States and the Secretariat.

18.59

Decision directed to: Parties

Relevant range States of African carnivores are urged to work through the Joint CITES- CMS African Carnivores Initiative to implement CITES Resolutions and Decisions relating to the species covered by this Initiative.

18.60

Decision directed to: Parties, Others

Parties are invited to recognize the importance of the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative in implementing CITES Resolutions and Decisions relating to the species covered by the Initiative, and in seeking synergies as appropriate to implement complementary CMS resolutions and decisions.

18.61

Decision directed to: Parties, Others

Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to support relevant African range States, through the Joint CITES-CMS African Carnivores Initiative, in their implementation of CITES Resolutions and Decisions relating to the species covered by this Initiative.