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Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)

Directed to range States for the Black Sea bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus ponticus)
Parties are encouraged to:
a) use genetic analysis to confirm the subspecies of the specimen of Tursiops truncatus and its origin prior to the issuance of an export permit;
b) establish, on a national or regional basis, repositories where relevant genetic identification data are stored and to make these accessible on-line; and
c) report to the Animals Committee on exports of Tursiops truncatus ponticus and their origins.

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Directed to the Tortoise and Freshwater Turtles Task Force
The Task Force shall:
a) as it deems appropriate, exchange intelligence and other information on the illegal trade in tortoises and freshwater and terrestrial turtles;
b) discuss enforcement and implementation issues related to the illegal trade in tortoises and freshwater and terrestrial turtles as outlined in document CoP17 Doc. 73 Annexes 1 – 4 and any other materials it deems relevant; and,
c) deliver findings and recommendations, through the Secretariat, to the 69th meeting of Standing Committee to strengthen the enforcement and implementation of the Convention for these species by the Parties.

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Queen conch (Strombus gigas)

Directed to the range States of Strombus gigas 
The range States of Strombus gigas shall:
a) following the endorsement of the Regional Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plan by all range States, collaborate to implement the Regional Plan, and develop national Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plans as appropriate;
b) organize national level consultations to discuss the Regional Queen Conch Fisheries Management and Conservation Plan, build awareness, increase buy-in of all stakeholders for implementing the measures, and contribute to future national, subregional and regional compliance;
c) continue to collect data on weight of S. gigas by processing grade in order to update and improve the agreed regional conversion factors, and develop additional national conversion factors, taking into account the spatial variability and characteristics of the species;
d) continue to collaborate in exploring ways to enhance the traceability of specimens of S. gigas in international trade, including, but not limited to, catch certificates, labelling systems and the application of genetic techniques, and consider sharing relevant experiences with the Secretariat, Parties and the Standing Committee, as appropriate, in the context of discussions on traceability systems for trade in CITES-listed species;
e) collaborate in developing and implementing joint research programmes at subregional or regional level to support the making of non-detriment findings, and promote relevant research and capacity building activities through regional fisheries management bodies;
f) promote and collaborate in developing and implementing public education and awareness programmes regarding the conservation and sustainable use of S.gigas; and
g) provide information to the Secretariat on the implementation of this decision to allow it to report at the 18th meeting of the Conference of the Parties in accordance with Decision 17.290 and, as appropriate, report to the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission on the implementation of the regional plan or national plans.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to saiga antelope range States, Parties, multilateral environmental agreements, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and other stakeholders
Saiga antelope range States, Parties, multilateral environmental agreements, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders are encouraged to collaborate in the conservation and restoration of the saiga antelope (Saiga spp.), and to support the implementation of the MTIWP (2016-2020) and Decisions 17.267 to 17.270.

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Directed to range States of freshwater stingrays
Range States of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) are encouraged to include all species of concern*, as identified by the Animals Committee, in Appendix III, and consider options for including species in Appendix II.
*Species of priority concern as identified by the Animals Committee in the Annex to document AC28 Doc. 18:
– Paratrygon "aiereba" species complex (Amazon and Orinoco basins)
– Potamotrygon leopoldi (Amazon basin)
– Potamotrygon schroederi (Amazon and Orinoco basins)
– Potamotrygon brachyura (other catchment basins)
– Potamotrygon "motoro" species complex (all catchments)
Note that the priority species identified include both undescribed species and clusters of species.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
Range States of Saiga spp. and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to collaborate to enhance in situ and ex situ conservation of saiga antelopes, develop joint actions and programmes in support of saiga conservation and restoration, and leverage financial and other resources for undertaking these activities and supporting the implementation of Decisions 17.267 to 17.269.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
Range States of Saiga spp. and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to address challenges in controlling illicit trade in saiga horns and derivatives thereof by:
a) supporting the development of tools to facilitate the identification, sourcing and determination of age of saiga horns;
b) ensuring effective stockpile management;
c) promoting training of, and cross-border collaboration amongst, enforcement agencies; and
d) tackling new illegal trade channels such as those using social media.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
Important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives are encouraged to carefully manage the trade in, and consumption of saiga products and derivatives, for example through promoting the use of alternative products with similar medicinal properties, engaging with traditional Asian medicine industries and consumers of saiga products, education and information campaigns, and developing labelling schemes.

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Directed to range States of saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) (Kazakhstan, Mongolia, the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives 
The range States of the saiga antelope (Saiga spp.) and important consumer and trading countries of saiga parts and derivatives, as identified by the Secretariat on the basis of CITES trade data, should:
a) fully implement the measures directed to them in the Medium-Term International Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope (2016-2020) [MTIWP (2016-2020)], developed in support of the Memorandum of Understanding concerning Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of the Saiga Antelope (Saiga spp.) and its Saiga Action Plan; and
b) provide information to the Secretariat on the measures and activities they undertook to implement the actions directed to them in the MTIWP (2016-2020).

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Directed to donor Parties and other relevant organizations 
Donor Parties and other relevant organizations, includingthe Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), are invited and encouraged to provide support to Indonesia and to the Secretariat for the purpose of implementing Decisions 17.260 to 17.262.

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