17.256 (Rev. CoP18) & 17.258 (Rev. CoP18) African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus)

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17.256 (Rev. CoP18)

Decision directed to: Parties

The range States of Psittacus erithacus should, with the support of the Secretariat, relevant experts, relevant CITES Parties, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, develop and update National Action Plans, with timeframes, deliverables, and milestones, for the conservation of the species. The following key issues should be addressed:

a) as appropriate, undertake a scientifically based field survey to establish the population status of the species, as well as population trends, in the range States to review progress made towards the restoration and conservation of the species, and in support of the activities proposed in paragraph c);

b) implement law enforcement activities to combat illegal trade and report results in their annual illegal trade and implementation reports;

c) identify suitable habitat in range States for re-population of
Psittacus erithacus where appropriate and feasible, using wild sourced specimens seized from illegal trade and following internationally agreed guidelines for any such reintroductions; and

d) assess the possibility of establishing
in situ captive-breeding facilities for the species, in collaboration with States with breeding facilities.

17.258 (Rev. CoP18)

Decision directed to: Parties, Secretariat

Until the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in the evaluation of applications to register facilities breeding Psittacus erithacus for commercial purposes, pursuant to Resolution Conf. 12.10 (Rev. CoP15) on Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes, consideration should be given to:

a) the recommendations of the Management Authority and Scientific Authority of the Party;

b) national measures to regulate domestic trade in this species which may not previously have been required due to its former Appendix-II status;

c) any compliance measures directed to the Party submitting the application to register the facility; and

d) whether the Party has been included in the Review of Significant Trade concerning the species in the prior 10 years from the effective listing date.