Standing Committee

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.

Great apes (Hominidae spp.)

Great apes (Hominidae spp.)

The Standing Committee shall consider the report prepared in accordance with Decision 17.232, and prepare recommendations for further action as may be needed, to be considered at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

The Standing Committee shall review the report and recommendations of the Secretariat concerning the implementation of Decisions 17.226, 17.228, 17.229 and 17.230, and determine whether any further time?bound, country specific actions are necessary to ensure implementation of these Decisions.

Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and other marine turtles (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae)

Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) and other marine turtles (Cheloniidae and Dermochelyidae)

The Standing Committee shall review the information and recommendations submitted by the Secretariat in compliance with Decision 17.222, and formulate its own recommendations as appropriate.

Bread palms (Encephalartos spp.)

Bread palms (Encephalartos spp.)

The Standing Committee shall at its 69th meeting, consider the report of the CITES Secretariat and determine further actions to be implemented by Parties in relation to the international trade in Encephalartos species.

Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.)

Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.)

On the basis of information provided by the Secretariat and the Animals Committee, the Standing Committee shall consider issues concerning the conservation and management of sharks and rays, and provide guidance as appropriate, pertaining to:
a) legislative matters that might arise in exporting, transit or consumer countries, and those relating to legality of acquisition and introduction from the sea;
b) identification and traceability, taking into consideration requirements that have been developed for the trade in specimens of other Appendix-II species, and their applicability to specimens of CITES-listed sharks and rays in trade;
c) conservation and management measures for sharks and rays taken by Regional Fisheries Management Organisations; and
d) coherence of CITES provisions concerning sharks and rays with conservation and management measures of other relevant multilateral environmental agreements;
The Standing Committee shall report on the implementation of this decision, with recommendations as appropriate, at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Malagasy ebonies (Diospyros spp.) and palisanders and rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.)

Malagasy ebonies (Diospyros spp.) and palisanders and rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.)

The Standing Committee shall review and assess reports from Madagascar on the implementation of Decision 17.204 paragraph e) and f), and from the Secretariat on the implementation of Decision 17.208, and make recommendations, which may include appropriate compliance measures and an assessment as to whether the conditions for a partial sale of audited stocks are in place, in accordance with the criteria established in Decision 17.204, paragraphs e) and f).

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

The Standing Committee shall:
a) review the actions taken by relevant Parties to implement the Appendix-II listing of the humphead wrasse;
b) consider whether it is necessary to ask range States and importing States to provide further information on their actions taken to ensure the effective implementation of the Convention regarding trade in this species;
c) develop, as appropriate, recommendations for improving the regulation of international trade in the humphead wrasse, and the enforcement of controls, to ensure the effectiveness of the Appendix-II listing of the species; and
d) report its conclusions and recommendations for any appropriate follow-up actions at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Precious corals (Order Antipatharia and family Coralliidae)

Precious corals (Order Antipatharia and family Coralliidae)

The Standing Committee is requested to consider the information and recommendations of the Animals Committee, made in accordance with Decision 17.192, and make its own recommendations, as appropriate, for communication to the Parties or for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Eels (Anguilla spp.)

Eels (Anguilla spp.)

The Standing Committee shall consider information relating to illegal trade in European eel at its 69th and 70th meetings and adopt recommendations as appropriate.

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