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The Guidance has been presented as CoP 17 Inf. 45 and is available with additional information and material on the NDF-section of the website of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN).

  • Shark NDF Guidance documents Developed by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (CITES Scientific Authority)
     
  • In March 2013 the 16th Conference of the Parties adopted the inclusion of five new shark species in Appendix II of CITES. As a follow-up in the same year the German Scientific Authority (Fauna) to CITES commissioned a project to develop a method to carry out non-detriment findings (NDFs) for shark species. The resulting report "CITES Non-detriment Findings - Guidance for Shark species" has been initially presented to the 27th Meeting of the Animals Committee in May 2014. This guidance was evaluated and tested by shark and CITES experts during a workshop convened at the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in Bonn/Germany in August 2014. Based on the results of the workshop the initial guidance has been revised and an updated version produced. This revised version has also been translated into Spanish.

    The German Scientific Authority to CITES (Fauna) (CITES-Science@bfn.deute.grimm@bfn.de) would welcome any comments to the revised version, especially with regard to experiences made when using the guidance to carry out non-detriment findings for specific shark stocks.
     
    • CITES Non-detriment Findings - Guidance for Shark species, 2014, 1stversion (AC Inf Document E-AC27-Inf-01)
    • Report of the German Workshop to Review the Shark NDF Guidance (PDF);
    • CITES Non-detriment Findings - Guidance for Shark species, 2014, 2nd, revised (PDF)
    • CITES DENP Guia Tiburones, 2014, 2nd version ( PDF)
       
  • Building in-country capacity to undertake Non-Detriment Findings with regard to Hippocampus species in Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam. Report prepared by Project Seahorse, Fisheries Centre, The University of British Columbia. Geneva, Switzerland, 2013.
     
  • Framework for CITES non-detriment findings for hunting trophies with a focus on Argali Ovis ammon. Report by TRAFFIC. Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora(CITES), Geneva, Switzerland, 2013. [Also published in Russian]
     
  • Studies on the Furcifer angeli chameleon for the purpose of reopening international trade in the species. Report prepared by Madagasikara Voakajy. Geneva, Switzerland, 2013.
     
  • Studies on the Mantella viridis amphibian for the purpose of reopening international trade in the species. Report prepared by Madagasikara Voakajy. Geneva, Switzerland, 2013.
     
  • Guidance For CITES Scientific Authorities: Checklist to assist in making non-detriment findings for Appendix II exports / Rosser, A.R. and Haywood, M.J. (Compilers). IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK., 2002.

    Originally published at the eleventh Conference of the Parties (Gigiri, 2000) as document Inf. 11.3
     
    • Table of contents
    • PART I: Introduction and rationale
    • PART II: Presentations made by Scientific Authority staff from producer and consumer Parties
    • PART III: Technical considerations in making non-detriment findings
    • PART IV: Guidelines to assist the Parties in making non-detriment findings
    • ANNEX I: French and Spanish translations of the Checklist to assist Scientific Authorities in making Non-detriment Findings
    • ANNEX II: Background Documents
    • References