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Rosewood timber species [Leguminosae (Fabaceae)]

Rosewood timber species [Leguminosae (Fabaceae)]

The Plants Committee shall:
a) review at its regular meetings between the 17th and 18th meetings of the Conference of the Parties, document CoP17 Doc. 62 (Rev. 1) on International Trade in Rosewood Timber Species [Leguminosae (Fabaceae)] and the draft decisions in its Annex; and
b) based on the proposals in this document, as well as experiences with trade in CITES-listed rosewood species, formulate recommendations concerning timber rosewood species for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Great apes (Hominidae spp.)

Great apes (Hominidae spp.)

The Secretariat shall collaborate with the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, GRASP, and other experts, and subject to the availability of sufficient funding, finalize a report on the status of great apes and the relative impact of illegal trade and other pressures on their status, for consideration by the Standing Committee.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall work with ICCWC partner organizations, in particular INTERPOL, to further build upon the work already conducted through initiatives such as Operation PAWS II, by supporting key Parties affected by trafficking in Asian big cat specimens, to initiate, plan and carry out joint intelligence-driven national and transnational investigations, to disrupt and dismantle the criminal groups involved in trafficking in Asian big cat specimens.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Subject to external funds, the Secretariat shall, in consultation with range and consumer States, and in cooperation with partner organizations in the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) and, as appropriate, other experts and organizations, continue the review of implementation of Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. CoP17) and associated Decisions and prepare a report in consideration of legislative and regulatory measures; national law enforcement; demand reduction, education and awareness; prevention of illegal trade in parts and derivatives from facilities for keeping Asian big cats in captivity; and management of national and privately-held stocks of parts and derivatives.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

All Parties in whose territory there are facilities keeping Asian big cats in captivity are requested to:
a) review national management practices and controls that are in place for such facilities, to ensure that these management practices and controls are adequate to prevent Asian big cat specimens from entering illegal trade from or through such facilities;
b) ensure strict application of all management practices and controls implemented to regulate the activities of facilities that keep Asian big cats in captivity, including with regard to the disposal of specimens from Asian big cats that die in captivity; and
c) report to the Secretariat on progress with regard to the implementation of this Decision.

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

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 brachyuran (other catchment basins)
– Potamotrygon "motoro" species complex (all catchments)
Note that the priority species identified include both undescribed species and clusters of species.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

All Parties, governmental, intergovernmental, non-governmental organizations, donors and other entities are encouraged to support the African lion range States and the Secretariat:
a) in their efforts to conserve and restore this iconic species across the continent, taking into consideration existing land-use practices; and
b) in implementing the decisions contained in Decision 17.241 paragraphs a) - j).

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Subject to the availability of external resources, the Secretariat should assist saiga range States and major trading and consumer States, upon request, in ensuring effective stockpile management and monitoring, including the development of inventories and improving stockpile security.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

The Standing Committee shall, at its 69th and 70th meetings:
a) consider the reports submitted by the Animals Committee in terms of Decision 17.242;
b) recommend further actions to be taken; including the possible need for the development of a Resolution on the conservation of African lion;
c) establish a CITES Task Force on African lions, inviting the participation of all African lion range States, consumer states for lion parts and derivatives, and relevant enforcement bodies, including the members of the Task Force of theInternational Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC);
d) provide terms of reference and modus operandi for this Task Force; and
e) consider the establishment of a multi-donor technical trust fund to attract funding and direct resources for the work of the CITES Task Force on African lions and to support the effective implementation of conservation and management plans and strategies for African lion.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

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.

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