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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.

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall commission a study to assess the impact of international trade on the conservation status of Pterapogon kauderni and to advise on suitable conservation and management measures, as appropriate.

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

Until the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties, in the evaluation of applications to register facilities breeding Psittacus erithacus for commercial purposes, pursuant to Resolution Conf. 12.10 (Rev. CoP15) on Registration of operations that breed Appendix-I animal species in captivity for commercial purposes, consideration should be given to:
a) the recommendations of the Management Authority and Scientific Authority of the Party;
b) national measures to regulate domestic trade in this species which may not previously have been required due to its former Appendix-II status;
c) any compliance measures directed to the Party submitting the application to register the facility; and
d) whether the Party has been included in the Review of Significant Trade concerning the species in the prior 10 years from the effective listing date.

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

The Secretariat, CITES Parties, donors, relevant experts, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders, are requested to support range States of Psittacus erithacus erithacus and P. erithacus timneh, as appropriate, to develop and implement National Action Plans for the conservation of the species.

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus)

The Secretariat shall seek funding to assist range States in the development and implementation of National Action Plans for the conservation of Psittacus erithacus erithacus and P. erithacus timneh.

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