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Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Parties are invited to consider undertaking the following actions:
a) range States, importing countries, and other Parties to conduct more detailed assessments of those species indicated in Table 1 of document AC28 Doc. 14.3, for which available information suggests that international trade is “likely to be a threat” (four species) or “may be a threat” (29 species);
b) range States:
i) to submit listing proposals for the four species categorized as “likely to be threatened by trade” and for the three species categorized as “may be threatened by trade” and have an IUCN status (CR, EN, VU), including: Euprepiophis perlacea, Enhydris longicauda, and Cryptelytrops rubeus; and
ii) to consider including the remaining species categorized as “may be threatened by trade” in the Appendices;
c) range States of Popeia buniana (Malaysia), Popeia nebularis (Malaysia), Cryptelytrops kanburiensis (Thailand and probably Myanmar) and Orthriophis moellendorfi (China and Viet Nam):
i) to assess whether existing legislation, protected areas and current levels of trade are compatible with the conservation of these species in the wild; and
ii) to evaluate the possible listing of these species under CITES (including Appendix III);
d) Parties and range States:
i) to compile more information on the exploitation levels (i.e. direct harvest and as by-catch) of freshwater and marine aquatic snakes subject to high volumes of international trade, including all species of Elapidae (Hydrophis spp., Kerilia spp., Lapemis spp., Laticauda spp., Thalassophina spp.) and Homalopsidae (Enhydris spp., Erpeton spp., Homalopsis spp.) indicated in Table 1 of document AC28 Doc. 14.3; and
ii) to evaluate the possible listing of these species under CITES (including Appendix III);
e) exporting countries and other Parties to put in place precautionary management measures, such as establishing closed areas or seasons, daily seasonal catch quotas, restricting the use of certain types of fishing gear or imposing size-limits, and improved domestic monitoring and reporting mechanisms for aquatic (freshwater and marine) snakes, including all Elapidae and Homalopsidae species indicated in Table 1 of document AC28 Doc. 14.3; and
f) Parties to encourage research to improve the understanding of the ecology, biology and conservation of Asian snakes, inter alia through supporting relevant scientific institutions and promoting additional field studies.

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.

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Directed to range States of freshwater stingrays
Range States of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) are encouraged to include all species of concern*, as identified by the Animals Committee, in Appendix III, and consider options for including species in Appendix II.
*Species of priority concern as identified by the Animals Committee in the Annex to document AC28 Doc. 18:
– Paratrygon "aiereba" species complex (Amazon and Orinoco basins)
– Potamotrygon leopoldi (Amazon basin)
– Potamotrygon schroederi (Amazon and Orinoco basins)
– Potamotrygon brachyura (other catchment basins)
– Potamotrygon "motoro" species complex (all catchments)
Note that the priority species identified include both undescribed species and clusters of species.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
Range States of Saiga spp. and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to collaborate to enhance in situ and ex situ conservation of saiga antelopes, develop joint actions and programmes in support of saiga conservation and restoration, and leverage financial and other resources for undertaking these activities and supporting the implementation of Decisions 17.267 to 17.269.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
Range States of Saiga spp. and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to address challenges in controlling illicit trade in saiga horns and derivatives thereof by:
a) supporting the development of tools to facilitate the identification, sourcing and determination of age of saiga horns;
b) ensuring effective stockpile management;
c) promoting training of, and cross-border collaboration amongst, enforcement agencies; and
d) tackling new illegal trade channels such as those using social media.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
Important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to carefully manage the trade in, and consumption of saiga products and derivatives, for example through promoting the use of alternative products with similar medicinal properties, engaging with traditional Asian medicine industries and consumers of saiga products, education and information campaigns, and developing labelling schemes.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
The range States of the saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives, as identified by the Secretariat on the basis of CITES trade data, should:
a) fully implement the measures directed to them in the Medium-Term International Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope (2016-2020) [MTIWP (2016-2020)], developed in support of the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga spp.) and its Saiga Action Plan; and
b) provide information to the Secretariat on the measures and activities they undertook to implement the actions directed to them in the MTIWP (2016-2020).

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Directed to donor Parties and other relevant organizations 
Donor Parties and other relevant organizations, includingthe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), are invited and encouraged to provide support to Indonesia and to the Secretariat for the purpose of implementing Decisions 17.260 to 17.262.

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Directed to Indonesia
Indonesia should implement conservation and management measures to ensure the sustainability of international trade in Pterapogon kauderni, and report progress on these measures to the Animals Committee at its 30th meeting.

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall commission a study to assess the impact of international trade on the conservation status of Pterapogon kauderni and to advise on suitable conservation and management measures, as appropriate.

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