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Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Directed to Parties and interested organizations
Parties and interested organizations are encouraged to conduct or promote research concerning the captive breeding and sustainable use of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) at the global level, including the species involved, the numbers produced, the source of parental stock, and the international trade dynamics and market developments, and the collaboration between Parties with ex situ breeding operations for freshwater stingrays and those with in situ conservation programs.

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 continue to exchange information on the conservation and management of, and trade in these species.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

Directed to all Parties, governmental, intergovernmental, nongovernmental organizations, donors and other entities
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).

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

Directed to African lion range States
African lion range States are encouraged to collaborate in implementing the decisions contained in Decisions 17.241 paragraphs a) - j) and 17.243 paragraph c).

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.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

The Animals Committee shall consider the report of the Secretariat and submit recommendations to the 69th and the 70th Standing Committee meetings and the African lion range States, as appropriate.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall, in collaboration with African lion range States, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):
a) investigate possible mechanisms to develop and support the implementation of joint lion conservation plans and strategies, taking into consideration existing lion conservation plans and strategies;
b) develop an inventory of African lion populations across its range, taking due consideration of existing inventories developed by African lion range States;
c) support the development of relevant databases by African lion range States;
d) develop strategies to reinforce international cooperation on the management of lions;
e) undertake studies on legal and illegal trade in lions, including lion bones and other parts and derivatives, to ascertain the origin and smuggling routes, in collaboration with TRAFFIC and/or other relevant organisations;
f) undertake a comparative study of lion population trends and conservation and management practices, such as lion hunting, within and between countries, including the role, if any, of international trade;
g) support capacity-building in lion conservation and management, including where appropriate the making of non-detriment findings where a range State requests it;
h) support public awareness raising as well as education programmes in African lion range States, in order to support co-existence between humans and lions and to promote measures for the conservation and recovery of African lion populations;
i) promote fundraising, as part of its overall fundraising initiatives, to support the effective implementation of conservation and management plans and strategies for African lion and for a CITES Task Force on African lions;
j) create a portal on the CITES website to permit, amongst other things, the posting and sharing of information and voluntary guidance on the making of non-detriment findings for African lion; and
k) report on the progress relating to paragraph a) – j) to the 29th and 30th Animals Committee meetings.

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

a) The Secretariat shall assist in obtaining external funding for the implementation of Decision 16.153 (Rev. CoP17); and
b) Subject to the availability of funding, the Secretariat shall organize a consultative meeting of Osyris lanceolata range States to bring together relevant representatives of CITES Management Authorities and Scientific Authorities to share and exchange data, information, intelligence and law enforcement measures, in combating illegal trade in the species.

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

Directed to the Plants Committee and the Eastern African range States for Osyris species 
The Plants Committee and Eastern African range States of Osyris species shall:
a) review and gather further information on the conservation status of, trade in and use of Osyris species and look-alike species and, assess their impact in the conservation status of Osyris lanceolata;
b) assess the data required to make non-detriment findings following the existing guidance;
c) identify mechanisms to help build capacity to carry out non-detriment findings for currently-listed populations;
d) report to the 24th meeting of the Plants Committee on the outcomes and recommendations of the workshop organized under Decision 16.154 (Rev. CoP17) b); and
e) report on their work at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Pangolins (Manis spp.)

Pangolins (Manis spp.)

The Secretariat shall distribute the report in draft to range and implicated States for any comments. The final report shall be made available to the Standing Committee at its 69th meeting. On the basis of the report and the comments received from the range and implicated States, the Secretariat shall formulate recommendations for consideration at the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee, as well as draft decisions for consideration by the Standing Committee and the Conference of the Parties, as appropriate.

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