Secretariat

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 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.

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.

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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