Standing Committee

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.

Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)

Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)

The Standing Committee shall review the implementation of Decision 17.265 on the basis of the Secretariat’s reports and report at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the implementation of this Decision, with any recommendations for further action.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

The Standing Committee shall, in collaboration with the Animals Committee, discuss the issue of the definition of country of origin of caviar, taking into account the draft definition proposed by the majority of the Standing Committee Working Group on Sturgeons and Paddlefish, which reads: “country of origin of caviar: country in which a registered processing plant harvests roe of Acipenseriformes species to process caviar,” and report to the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)

The Standing Committee shall review the study undertaken in accordance with Decision 16.136 (Rev. CoP17) and the recommendations that the Animals Committee formulated in compliance with Decision 16.137 (Rev. CoP17), and make its own recommendations, as appropriate, for communication to Parties concerned or for consideration at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

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