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Nomenclature [African lion (Panthera leo)]

Nomenclature [African lion (Panthera leo)]

The Animals Committee shall review the taxonomy and standard nomenclature of Panthera leo and report its recommendations to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

The Standing Committee shall consider the report submitted by the Secretariat, and make any recommendations it considers appropriate for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

The Secretariat shall, subject to available resources, cooperate with the Secretariats of theAgreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS),the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the Bern Convention, andthe Convention on the Protection of the Black Sea against Pollution (Bucharest Convention),in order to coordinate efforts and to avoid duplication regarding conservation of, and trade in Tursiops truncatus ponticus.

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Parties are encouraged to:
a) use genetic analysis to confirm the subspecies of the specimen of Tursiops truncatus and its origin prior to the issuance of an export permit;
b) establish, on a national or regional basis, repositories where relevant genetic identification data are stored and to make these accessible on-line; and
c) report to the Animals Committee on exports of Tursiops truncatus ponticus and their origins.

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

The Parties shall:
a) take steps to strengthen implementation and enforcement of the Convention for tortoises and freshwater and terrestrial turtles, especially the recommendations of the Standing Committee under Decision 17.298 a) and b); and
b) report to 70th and 71st meetings of the Standing Committee, through the Secretariat, on steps taken to implement the Committee’s recommendations, under Decision 17.298 a) and b).

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

The Secretariat shall:
a) with funding already provided, establish and convene a CITES Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles Task Force (Task Force) to operate, as described in Decision 17.296. The members of the Task Force could include theAssociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the members of the ICCWC, Madagascar and those Parties in Asia that are most affected by the illegal trade in tortoises and freshwater turtles and their parts and derivatives and other individuals who the Secretariat determines may contribute to the work of the Task Force;
b) seek funding to support the work and additional meetings of the Task Force through the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties;
c) work to establish a secure electronic communications platform for the Task Force [i.e. the CENComm Environet of theWorld Customs Organization (WCO)];
d) transmit the findings and recommendations of the Task Force, under Decision 17.296 c), to the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee for its consideration, and make its own recommendations as appropriate; and,
e) transmit to the Standing Committee, for consideration at its 70th meeting, a progress report on the implementation of the Committee’s recommendations by the Parties, as described in Decision 17.298 c).

Annotations

Annotations

At its 18th meeting, the Conference of the Parties shall review the report submitted by the Standing Committee on the outcomes of the work undertaken by its working group on annotations called for in Decision 16.162 (Rev. CoP17) and evaluate the need for continuing such a working group.

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

The Animals Committee shall review the guidance provided or developed in accordance with Decision 17.291, paragraphs a) and b), and make recommendations for consideration by the Secretariat.

Nomenclature (Cactaceae checklist)

Nomenclature (Cactaceae checklist)

The Plants Committee shall review the feedback from UNEP-WCMC and information received from the Parties to report on this, and, as required, make recommendations to the Conference of the Parties at its 18th meeting.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The Standing Committee shall:
a) consider the reports and recommendations from the Animals Committee submitted in accordance with Decision 17.279 and any other relevant information;
b) make recommendation to the Parties, the Animals Committee and the Secretariat as appropriate; and
c) report on the implementation of Decision 17.279 at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties with recommendations for consideration by the Parties, including revisions to Resolution Conf. 17.12 on Conservation, sustainable use of and trade in snakes, if deemed necessary.

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