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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.

African tree species

African tree species

The Plants Committee shall form a working group on African tree species with the following terms of reference, as well as any other terms it deems appropriate:
a) The working group will work primarily via electronic means;
b) The working group will seek to facilitate the circulation and exchange of experiences among the range States, importing countries and other stakeholders on the sustainable use and management of CITES-listed African tree species;
c) The working group will seek to identify gaps and weaknesses in the capacity of range States of African tree species to effectively implement CITES for these species;
d) The working group will examine how the processes currently used by countries to develop annual export quotas compare with the processes recommended under CITES and develop recommendations for reconciling them;
e) The working group will explore the conversion factors used for different commodities (e.g., logs, sawn wood, bark) and develop recommendations for improving such processes;
f) The working group will seek to identify other African tree species that may benefit from inclusion in the CITES Appendices;
g) The working group will bring any issues related to implementation and enforcement of CITES listings for African tree species to the attention of the Plants Committee; and
h) The working group will report its findings and recommendations to the Plants Committee.

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)

The Animals Committee shall consider at its 30th meeting the information submitted by the Parties pursuant to Decision 17.299 to evaluate the effectiveness of the zero annual export quota for Tursiops truncatus ponticus from the wild for primarily commercial purposes, and if necessary make recommendations to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Directed to range States for the 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 Standing Committee shall:
a) at its 69th meeting, consider the findings and recommendations of the Secretariat and the Task Force, under Decisions 17.295 d) and 17.296 c) and recommend actions by the Parties, as it deems appropriate, to strengthen enforcement and implementation of the Convention for these species;
b) at its 70th and 71st meetings, evaluate the reports of the Parties under Decision 17.297 b) and determine whether additional recommendations or measures are needed, including appropriate compliance measures in accordance with Resolution Conf. 14.3 onCITES compliance procedures; and
c) report on actions and progress achieved by the Committee, Task Force and the Parties at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

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.)

Directed to the Tortoise and Freshwater Turtles Task Force
The Task Force shall:
a) as it deems appropriate, exchange intelligence and other information on the illegal trade in tortoises and freshwater and terrestrial turtles;
b) discuss enforcement and implementation issues related to the illegal trade in tortoises and freshwater and terrestrial turtles as outlined in document CoP17 Doc. 73 Annexes 1 – 4 and any other materials it deems relevant; and,
c) deliver findings and recommendations, through the Secretariat, to the 69th meeting of Standing Committee to strengthen the enforcement and implementation of the Convention for these species by the Parties.

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).

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