Secretariat

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)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat, shall, in consultation with the range States, appoint relevant experts, to develop regional management plans for the conservation and management of Psittacus erithacus erithacus and P. erithacus timneh, in collaboration with the range States, relevant experts, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders; taking into account the national management plans.

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.

African cherry (Prunus africana)

African cherry (Prunus africana)

The Secretariat shall:
a) organize, subject to available resources, an International Workshop on the sustainable use and the control of international trade in Prunus africana with the participation of all relevant Parties, including exporting and importing countries, forestry experts and stakeholders with a view to producing recommendations, among others, on methodologies to be used for inventories (including regarding the sampling design and the inventory data set), sustainable harvesting techniques, monitoring and traceability systems, and perspectives in terms of developing plantations or agroforestry systems as a possible complementary mean of producing bark of Prunus africana in a sustainable manner, as well as any other relevant issues;
b) seek external funding, in particular from interested Parties, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, and the International Tropical Timber Organization; in order to organize the International Workshop as called for under paragraph a); and
c) report to the Plants Committee at its 24th meeting about the recommendations made by the International Workshop for consideration and advice to the range States of Prunus africana.

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Directed to Parties, the Secretariat and interested organizations
The Secretariat, subject to external funding, non-governmental organizations, intergovernmental organizations [including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)] and Parties are encouraged to support range States in the mathematical modelling of population trends for freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) and the Secretariat shall report any such activities to the Animals Committee as appropriate.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

Subject to external funding, the Secretariat shall, in collaboration with African lion range States, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN):
a) investigate possible mechanisms to develop and support the implementation of joint lion conservation plans and strategies, taking into consideration existing lion conservation plans and strategies;
b) develop an inventory of African lion populations across its range, taking due consideration of existing inventories developed by African lion range States;
c) support the development of relevant databases by African lion range States;
d) develop strategies to reinforce international cooperation on the management of lions;
e) undertake studies on legal and illegal trade in lions, including lion bones and other parts and derivatives, to ascertain the origin and smuggling routes, in collaboration with TRAFFIC and/or other relevant organisations;
f) undertake a comparative study of lion population trends and conservation and management practices, such as lion hunting, within and between countries, including the role, if any, of international trade;
g) support capacity-building in lion conservation and management, including where appropriate the making of non-detriment findings where a range State requests it;
h) support public awareness raising as well as education programmes in African lion range States, in order to support co-existence between humans and lions and to promote measures for the conservation and recovery of African lion populations;
i) promote fundraising, as part of its overall fundraising initiatives, to support the effective implementation of conservation and management plans and strategies for African lion and for a CITES Task Force on African lions;
j) create a portal on the CITES website to permit, amongst other things, the posting and sharing of information and voluntary guidance on the making of non-detriment findings for African lion; and
k) report on the progress relating to paragraph a) – j) to the 29th and 30th Animals Committee meetings.

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)

a) The Secretariat shall assist in obtaining external funding for the implementation of Decision 16.153 (Rev. CoP17); and
b) Subject to the availability of funding, the Secretariat shall organize a consultative meeting of Osyris lanceolata range States to bring together relevant representatives of CITES Management Authorities and Scientific Authorities to share and exchange data, information, intelligence and law enforcement measures, in combating illegal trade in the species.

Pangolins (Manis spp.)

Pangolins (Manis spp.)

The Secretariat shall distribute the report in draft to range and implicated States for any comments. The final report shall be made available to the Standing Committee at its 69th meeting. On the basis of the report and the comments received from the range and implicated States, the Secretariat shall formulate recommendations for consideration at the 69th meeting of the Standing Committee, as well as draft decisions for consideration by the Standing Committee and the Conference of the Parties, as appropriate.

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