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Definition of ‘appropriate and acceptable destinations’

Definition of ‘appropriate and acceptable destinations’

The Secretariat shall consult with Parties whose elephants are listed in Appendix II and who have exported wild caught elephants to a non-elephant range State since CoP11 on their implementation of Resolution Conf. 11.20 on Definition of the term 'appropriate and acceptable destinations', in particular considering the role and responsibility of the State of export in Article IV and Resolution Conf. 16.7 (Rev. CoP17) on Non-detriment findings, and provide the information received to the Animals Committee, for its consideration.

Leopards (<i>Panthera pardus</i>) in Africa

Leopards (<i>Panthera pardus</i>) in Africa

The Secretariat shall share with the Animals Committee the Roadmap for the Conservation of the Leopard in Africa by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for its review.

Wildlife crime linked to the Internet

Wildlife crime linked to the Internet
The Secretariat shall:

a) continue the engagement with its partners in the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC), regarding best practices and model domestic measures for addressing wildlife crime linked to the Internet; and

b) share on the
Wildlife crime linked to the Internet webpage on the CITES website, as appropriate, information received from Parties in accordance with Decision 18.83, ICCWC partner agencies in accordance with Decision 18.84, paragraph a), and other relevant organizations or experts, regarding measures and activities implemented to address wildlife crime linked to the Internet.

c) amend all relevant Resolutions and Decisions to ensure consistent use of the term ‘wildlife crime linked to the internet’ with regard to reference to combating wildlife cybercrime and include as appropriate this terminology on the CITES glossary and the new webpage on
Wildlife crime linked to the internet on the CITES website.

Wildlife crime linked to the Internet

Wildlife crime linked to the Internet
The Secretariat shall report on the implementation of Decisions 18.83 and 18.84 to the Standing Committee, and subsequently to the Conference of the Parties at its 19th meeting.

Guidance for the publication of the Appendices

Guidance for the publication of the Appendices
Based on its experience, in consideration of the issues raised in document CoP18 Doc. 103, its discussions with Parties (especially those that amend legislation after each Conference of the Parties), and the recommendations of the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on this subject, the Secretariat shall:
a) in consultation with the Animals and Plants Committees, develop guidance for improved clarity and predictability in the presentation of the Appendices;
b) distribute the draft guidance by Notification to seek comments from Parties, and consider and incorporate comments as appropriate into a revised draft; and
c) submit the draft guidance for consideration by the Standing Committee, incorporate comments from the Standing Committee into the guidance, and publish the guidance on the CITES website.

Products containing specimens of Appendix-II orchids

Products containing specimens of Appendix-II orchids
Subject to available resources, the Secretariat shall:
a) assess the potential conservation impact of exempting orchid products and derivatives (wild and artificially propagated) from CITES controls, thereby completing the work already initiated on orchids used in the production of cosmetics and personal care products, and considering orchids used in other commodities (e.g. medicinals);
b) where necessary and appropriate to complement the assessment under paragraph a), seek pertinent information from Parties and relevant stakeholder groups, including industry, such as
i) on the trade in orchid products from source to final product, including the identification of the major industry sectors involved in the trade;
ii) how non-detriment findings and legal acquisition findings are made;
iii) traceability along the supply and value chains; and
iv) conservation concerns for wild populations; and
c) analyse the information received under paragraphs a) and b) with a view towards potential conservation impacts of trade in products containing orchids and derivatives of orchids, highlight any knowledge gaps, and report to the Plants Committee.

Annotation of Cape aloe (<i>Aloe ferox</i>)

Annotation of Cape aloe (<i>Aloe ferox</i>)
The Secretariat shall compile responses from the Parties as requested under Decision 18.323 and provide these responses to the Plants Committee.

Annotation of Cape aloe (<i>Aloe ferox</i>)

Annotation of Cape aloe (<i>Aloe ferox</i>)
The Secretariat shall issue a Notification to the Parties after one year of the conclusion of the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties requesting the following information:

a) whether, and if so how, the amended annotation #4 has impacted the international trade in
Aloe ferox specimens; and

b) whether, and if so how, the amended annotation #4 has affected the population size, distribution, status and harvest of
Aloe ferox.

Annotation #15

Annotation #15
The Secretariat shall:

a) subject to available resources, undertake a study to assess the effect on
Dalbergia/Guibourtia species in international trade of the exemptions contained in Annotation #15 for finished musical instruments, parts and accessories, and the conservation implications thereof;

b) bring any scientific or technical issues to the attention of the Plants Committee and seek its advice; and

c) report the results of its evaluation along with its recommendations to the Standing Committee.

Annotations

Annotations
The Secretariat shall issue a Notification to the Parties requesting input pursuant to Decision 18.318 and provide a summary of the responses received from Parties, and provide recommendations regarding the mechanisms and the information system proposed in Decision 18.316, the definitions to be developed under paragraph b) of Decision 16.162 (Rev. CoP18) and the challenges resulting from the implementation of the annotations to the Appendices to the Standing Committee.

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