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Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Parties should eliminate the important illegal and unreported trade in specimens, whether live or parts and derivatives, of CITES-listed snake species by:
a) ensuring that CITES permits and certificates are properly issued for trade in these specimens;
b) including information on trade in these specimens in their CITES annual reports;
c) ensuring that their annual reports are following the most recent version of the Guidelines for the preparation and submission of CITES annual reports, in compliance with Resolution Conf. 11.17 (Rev. CoP17) on National reports;
d) examining their enforcement efforts regarding trade in these specimens to ensure that adequate steps are taken to deter and detect illegal and unreported trade;
e) undertaking education and outreach activities directed towards snake farms, buyers and sellers of live snakes, parts and derivatives, product manufacturers, shippers, brokers and staff from government agencies involved in controlling and monitoring this trade to ensure that snake specimens are traded in compliance with national laws and CITES provisions; and
f) in the case of Parties in Asia, reporting on their efforts in all of these areas to the Secretariat in time for its reporting at the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Benin, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Togo are encouraged to undertake the following actions:
a) Honduras: to ensure that measures are in place to address poaching of, and illegal trade in, the Cayos Cochinos boa constrictor (Boa constrictor imperator);
b) Benin: to implement the following measures for the Ball python (Python regius):
i) design and implement a management programme for the species;
ii) make non-detriment findings based on studies of the species, basic demographics, harvest and trade in the species; and
iii) strengthen national regulations relating to trade control and monitoring, including stricter control policies for production systems.
c) Benin, Ghana and Togo: to implement the following measures for the Calabar ground boa (Calabaria reinhardtii):
i) make non-detriment findings based on studies of the species, basic demographics, harvest and trade in the species; and
ii) improve systems to monitor harvest, captive breeding, and trade in the species;
d) Indonesia: to improve enforcement of existing laws and take into account the recommendations provided in the document to more effectively regulate the collection of and trade in the populations of the wild green tree python (Morelia viridis) and the Boelen’s python (Morelia boeleni); and
e) Benin, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Togo: to report to the Secretariat on the implementation of actions directed to them in this Decision, for transmission to, and review by the Animals Committee at one of its meetings between the 17th meeting and the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties and subsequent reporting by the Animals Committee to the Standing 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 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.

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.

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.

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

On the basis of reporting by the Secretariat in compliance with Decision 17.289, the Standing Committee shall review enforcement and traceability issues concerning international trade in queen conch, and make recommendations as appropriate.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The CITES Secretariat shall, subject to external funding:
a) compile information and develop guidance that can assist Parties in the making of non-detriment findings, management systems for wild populations and the establishment of export quotas for Appendix-II snake species in trade;
b) conduct one or more interdisciplinary workshops for CITES authorities, and other relevant authorities and stakeholders, of range States of Asian snake species in international trade on:
i) the use of guidance for monitoring and controlling captive-breeding operations and other production systems; and
ii) the use of guidance for making non-detriment findings and establishing export quotas for Appendix-II snake species in trade; and
c) report on the results of these activities to the Animals Committee and the Standing Committee, as appropriate, before the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The Secretariat shall make any relevant information on trade, sustainable use and conservation of snakes available to Parties and the Animals Committee through the CITES website.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope range States, Parties, multilateral environmental agreements, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders are encouraged to collaborate in the conservation and restoration of the saiga antelope (Saiga spp.), and to support the implementation of the MTIWP (2016-2020) and Decisions 17.267 to 17.270.

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