18.86 - 18.87 Demand reduction to combat illegal trade

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18.86

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall, subject to external funding:
a) develop CITES guidance on demand-reduction strategies to combat illegal trade in CITES-listed species, taking into consideration the results of the study commissioned by the Secretariat in accordance with Decision 17.48, paragraph a), and any recommendations resulting from the workshop convened in accordance with Decision 17.48, paragraph b);
b) convene a workshop for Parties and experts to review the guidance and to provide training to the Parties in designing and implementing demand-reduction campaigns to combat illegal trade in CITES-listed species;
c) submit the draft CITES guidance on demand-reduction strategies to combat illegal trade in CITES-listed species to the Standing Committee for its consideration; and
d) support interested Parties in implementing demand-reduction strategies to combat illegal trade in CITES-listed species and provide necessary technical cooperation to those Parties on an ongoing basis.

18.87

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall review the guidance developed in accordance with Decision 18.86 and make recommendations for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its 19th meeting.