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Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

The Animals Committee shall review the process for the setting of scientific quotas for queen conch, in particular where scientific quotas make up a large portion of the overall export quota.

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

If requested by range States of S. gigas, the Animals Committee shall provide advice regarding the making of non-detriment findings for trade in S. gigas, research in support of sustainable queen conch fishery and trade, and other technical matters.

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 transmit the information provided by Benin, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Togo in accordance with Decision 17.278 to the Animals Committee for consideration at one of its meetings between the 17th meeting and 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.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The Secretariat shall communicate bilaterally with relevant Asian Parties to invite them to report on the status of their implementation of Decision 17.278.

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.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The Animals Committee shall continue to review guidance on the making of non-detriment findings for the export of CITES-listed snakes, information from Benin, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Togo provided in accordance with Decision 17.276 and new information on the trade in, and sustainable use and conservation of snakes, and make recommendations to the Standing Committee as appropriate.

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.

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