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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.

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

The Secretariat shall, pending the availability of external funding,
a) continue to collaborate with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Working Group on Queen Conch composed of the Caribbean Fisheries Management Council (CFMC), the Organización del Sector Pesquero y Acuícola del Istmo Centroamericano (OSPESCA, Organization for the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector of the Central American Isthmus), the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) and the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), WECAFC and other relevant international and regional bodies to provide assistance to range States of S. gigas in order to enhance the capacity of their CITES Management and Scientific Authorities, fisheries authorities and other stakeholders to implement the Regional Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plan and apply the NDF guidance;
b) monitor the development of traceability systems for queen conch; provide assistance, as appropriate, to FAO, the CFMC/OSPESCA/WECAFC/CRFM Working Group on Queen Conch and others in reviewing options for the development of an auditable "chain of custody" procedure; and report relevant developments to the Standing Committee; and
c) continue to provide assistance to range States of S. gigas on relevant enforcement issues, and report new developments in this regard to the Standing Committee, as appropriate.

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 transmit the information provided by Benin, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia and Togo in accordance with Decision 17.278 to the Animals Committee for consideration at one of its meetings between the 17th meeting and 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.

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

Snakes (Serpentes spp.)

The Secretariat shall communicate bilaterally with relevant Asian Parties to invite them to report on the status of their implementation of Decision 17.278.

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.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Subject to the availability of external resources, the Secretariat should assist saiga range States and major trading and consumer States, upon request, in ensuring effective stockpile management and monitoring, including the development of inventories and improving stockpile security.

Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)

Helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)

Subject to the availability of external funding, the Secretariat shall:
a) consult the range States of the helmeted hornbill concerning their measures to conserve and protect this species, including relevant conservation actions, legal and regulatory measures, outreach and education activities, cross-border cooperation and actions to combat poaching and illegal trade;
b) assist Parties to develop and implement measures, including legislative and enforcement measures and regional and sub-regional initiatives, to halt or reduce, and ultimately, eliminate illegal trade in helmeted hornbills;
c) work closely with partners of theInternational Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime (ICCWC)to support the implementation of this Decision; and
d) report to the Standing Committee on the implementation of this Decision.

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

The Secretariat shall share the results of the study as referred to under Decision 17.260 with the Animals Committee at its 30th meeting.

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