18.238 - 18.243 Pangolins (Manis spp.)

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18.238

Decision directed to: Parties

All pangolin range States that have not yet done so, are encouraged to take urgent steps to develop and implement in situ pangolin management and conservation programmes, which includes population assessments, as anticipated in paragraph 7 of Resolution Conf. 17.10 on Conservation of and trade in pangolins, and report on the implementation of this Decision to the Secretariat.

18.239

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall, subject to external funding, work with the Species Survival Commission Pangolin Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and other relevant experts and in collaboration with the pangolin range States to develop conversion parameters for all pangolin species, that will enable the reliable determination of the number of animals associated with any quantity of pangolin scales seized, that can be used by Parties in cases where national legislation demands that such information be provided for court purposes.

18.240

Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:
a) report on the implementation of Decisions 18.238 and 18.239, to the Animals Committee, as appropriate;
b) bring any tools or materials brought to its attention in accordance with Decision 18.242, to the attention of the Animals Committee or the Standing Committee, as appropriate, together with any recommendations it may have, and taking into account any subsequent recommendations from the Animals Committee or the Standing Committee, make such tools or materials available to the Parties;
c) subject to external funding, work with relevant experts and the pangolin range States to prepare a report for review by the Animals Committee and Standing Committee on:
i) the national conservation status of pangolin species,
ii) legal and illegal trade in pangolins,
iii) stocks of specimens of pangolins and stockpile management, and
iv) enforcement issues.

18.241

Decision directed to: Standing Committee

The Standing Committee shall:
a) consider the report and any recommendations of the Secretariat in accordance with Decision 18.240 paragraphs b) and c), and any recommendations of the Animals Committee in accordance with Decision 18.243.
b) make recommendations to the Parties or the Secretariat as appropriate; and
c) report the results of its work together with any recommendations it may have, to the Conference of the Parties at its 19th meeting.

18.242

Decision directed to: Parties, Others

Parties, intergovernmental organizations, international aid agencies and non- governmental organizations that develop tools or materials that could assist Parties in the implementation of Resolution Conf. 17.10, are invited to bring such tools or materials to the attention of the Secretariat.

18.243

Decision directed to: Animals Committee

The Animals Committee shall review any information brought to its attention by the Secretariat in accordance with Decisions 18.238, 18.239, 18.240 and 18.242, and make recommendations as appropriate to the Standing Committee and the Secretariat.