Secretariat

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The CITES Secretariat shall, subject to external funding:
a) compile information and develop guidance that can assist Parties in the making of non-detriment findings, management systems for wild populations and the establishment of export quotas for Appendix-II snake species in trade;
b) conduct one or more interdisciplinary workshops for CITES authorities, and other relevant authorities and stakeholders, of range States of Asian snake species in international trade on:
i) the use of guidance for monitoring and controlling captive-breeding operations and other production systems; and
ii) the use of guidance for making non-detriment findings and establishing export quotas for Appendix-II snake species in trade; and
c) report on the results of these activities to the Animals Committee and the Standing Committee, as appropriate, before the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The Secretariat shall make any relevant information on trade, sustainable use and conservation of snakes available to Parties and the Animals Committee through the CITES website.

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

On the basis of information provided in accordance with Decision 17.285 g), and in consultation with the range States of S. gigas, the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM Working Group on Queen Conch and FAO, the Secretariat shall report on the progress in the implementation of these Decisions at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

The Secretariat shall engage the government of Madagascar and other relevant stakeholders to provide urgent assistance to combat illegal collection and trade in the Ploughshare tortoise (Astrochelys yniphora) or Angonoka.

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

The Secretariat shall report at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties on the implementation of Decision 17.291.

Nomenclature (Cactaceae checklist)

Nomenclature (Cactaceae checklist)

The Secretariat shall inform the Plants Committee of this feedback and any comments it receives from Parties in order for the Plants Committee to review this at its regular meetings.

Pangolins (Manis spp.)

Pangolins (Manis spp.)

The Secretariat shall:
a) Liaise with the International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC) partner agencies and regional enforcement networks, such as the Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF), South Asia Wildlife Enforcement Network (SAWEN) andthe AssociationofSoutheastAsianNationsWildlifeLawEnforcementNetwork(ASEAN-WEN), and other relevant enforcement networks to convey the concerns expressed in Resolution Conf. 17.10, on Conservation of and trade in pangolins, including parts and derivatives, and to request them to take these into account when developing work programmes;
b) subject to external funding, prepare in cooperation with relevant organizations, and in consultation with range and implicated States, at least two months before the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee, a report on:
i) the national and global conservation status of African and Asian pangolin species;
ii) available information about levels of legal and illegal trade;
iii) relevant information on enforcement actions taken, including seizures, forensic analysis of seized specimens, arrests, prosecutions and judgments relating to illegal trade in pangolins as well as disposal of seized specimens;
iv) stock-piles of specimens and derivatives of pangolins and stockpile management including existing registration systems;
v) inventories of current captive pangolin populations, including breeding data and mortality rates, in zoos, rehabilitation centres and other captive facilities and new developments on captive-breeding activities; and
vi) new developments regarding specific demand management, education and awareness-raising measures concerning pangolins.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

The Secretariat shall report to the Standing Committee on progress with regard to the implementation of Decisions 17.226, 17.228, 17.229 and 17.230, and on the basis of the report, formulate recommendations for consideration by the Standing Committee.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall:
a) conduct a review of the number of facilities keeping Asian big cats in captivity in the territories of Parties and the number of Asian big cats kept in these facilities;
b) liaise with ICCWC and other partners, as appropriate, to review legal and illegal trade in Asian big cats from or through such facilities, identifying those which may be of concern; and
c) undertake a mission to those Parties in whose territories there are facilities of concern with the purpose of gaining a better understanding of the operations and activities undertaken by them.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Based on information submitted by range States and consumer and trading countries, and in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), the CITES Secretariat shall report to the Standing Committee regarding the implementation of Decisions 17.267 to 17.271.

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