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Nomenclature (Use of time-specific versions of online databases as standard nomenclature references)

Nomenclature (Use of time-specific versions of online databases as standard nomenclature references)

The Animals Committee shall:
a) evaluate the results of the Secretariat’s consultation; and
b) develop recommendations on the use of time-specific online-databases as standard nomenclature references for decision at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Nomenclature (Use of time-specific versions of online databases as standard nomenclature references)

Nomenclature (Use of time-specific versions of online databases as standard nomenclature references)

The Secretariat shall:
a) reach out to copyright-holders of relevant online-databases that might serve as standard nomenclature references and explore the possible use of time-specific versions for CITES services; for example, relevant databases include but are not limited to WoRMS, Fish Base, ESCHMEYER& FRICKE's Catalog of Fishes, and Amphibian Species of the World; and
b) report the results of its consultations to the Animals Committee.

Nomenclature (Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade)

Nomenclature (Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade)

The Animals Committee shall:
a) consider the report of the Secretariat and the responses of the Parties and recommend a way forward to identify a standard nomenclature reference for CITES-listed corals; and
b) update its list of coral taxa for which identification to genus level is acceptable, but which should be identified to species level where feasible, once a new standard nomenclature reference for CITES-listed coral species has been identified and provide the updated list to the Secretariat for dissemination.

Nomenclature (Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade)

Nomenclature (Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade)

The Parties shall undertake an internal assessment of the WoRMS database with regard to consistency with their own internal coral nomenclature databases, and report their findings to the Secretariat for communication to the Animals Committee.

Nomenclature (Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade)

Nomenclature (Identification of CITES-listed corals in trade)

The Secretariat shall:
a) seek, if possible, a time-specific version of (i) the WoRMS database, and (ii) the new Corals of the World website by John VERON (currently in preparation) that serves the needs of a CITES nomenclature reference, and
b) report its progress to the Animals Committee.

Appendix-III listings

Appendix-III listings

The Animals and Plants Committees shall advise the Standing Committee Working Group, if requested by the Standing Committee or its working group, on subject-specific items, e.g. on characteristics of species for a possible listing of species in Appendix III CITES.

Appendix-III listings

Appendix-III listings

The Standing Committee shall, in consultation with the Secretariat, as well as Parties, as appropriate, make recommendations, including possible amendments to Resolution Conf. 9.25 (Rev. CoP17) on Inclusion of species in Appendix III, to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Appendix-III listings

Appendix-III listings

The Standing Committee, in consultation with the Animals and Plants Committees, as appropriate, shall consider the development of guidance on the application of Appendix-III CITES listings. Considerations could include, e.g.:
a) possible guidance for exporting and importing countries with respect to the effective implementation of Appendix III, including measures to address suspected illegal international trade in Appendix III-listed specimens; and
b) possible guidance for range States on characteristics of species that may benefit from inclusion in Appendix III.

Neotropical tree species

Neotropical tree species

The Working Group on Neotropical Tree Species shall work under the auspices of the Plants Committee.
During its 23rd meeting, the Plants Committee shall define the membership and the terms of reference of the Working Group.
The Working Group shall preferably work through electronic means in order to reduce costs and speed up information exchange and progress in the activities included in its terms of reference.
The Working Group shall report on its progress at the 24th meeting of the Plants Committee. In turn, the Plants Committee shall prepare a report on work completed for submission at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Great whales

Great whales

No periodic review of any great whale, including the fin whale, should occur while the moratorium by the International Whaling Commission is in place.

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