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Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)

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.

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)

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.

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)

Parties, intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to provide financial and technical support to Parties requesting additional capacity and resources to implement Resolution Conf. 12.5 (Rev. CoP17) on Conservation of and trade in tigers and other Appendix-I Asian big cat species effectively. Parties are also encouraged to implement the relevant recommendations from relevant international forums and tools, including but not limited to the Zero Poaching Symposium outcomes and Zero Poaching toolkit and the relevant Global Tiger Initiative/Global Tiger Forum processes addressing resources that are needed to combat poaching, trafficking and illegal trade.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion range States are encouraged to collaborate in implementing the decisions contained in Decisions 17.241 paragraphs a) - j) and 17.243 paragraph c).

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Parties and interested organizations are encouraged to conduct or promote research concerning the captive breeding and sustainable use of freshwater stingrays (family Potamotrygonidae) at the global level, including the species involved, the numbers produced, the source of parental stock, and the international trade dynamics and market developments, and the collaboration between Parties with ex situ breeding operations for freshwater stingrays and those with in situ conservation programs.

African lion (Panthera leo)

African lion (Panthera leo)

All Parties, governmental, intergovernmental, non-governmental organizations, donors and other entities are encouraged to support the African lion range States and the Secretariat:
a) in their efforts to conserve and restore this iconic species across the continent, taking into consideration existing land-use practices; and
b) in implementing the decisions contained in Decision 17.241 paragraphs a) - j).

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni)

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.

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)

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.

Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.)

Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.)

The CITES and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Secretariats are invited to continue and expand their collaboration concerning the conservation of and trade in sharks and rays, in particular by:
a) exploring options for using the existing iSharkFin tool for the identification of dried and skinned shark fins;
b) working with the World Customs Organization to expand customs codes for shark and ray species and product categories;
c) making relevant studies and information relating to the conservation and management of CITES-listed shark species available on the CITES sharks and rays portal;
d) maintaining and improving the database of measures on conservation and management of sharks, with the aim to provide a user-friendly overview of stricter domestic measures adopted by CITES Parties for CITES-listed shark and ray species, the species that are covered in this way, the dates of these measures, and links to the measures, including:
i) Legal protection for CITES-listed shark and ray species;
ii) Zero quotas for CITES-listed shark and ray species;
iii) Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) that have agreed to protect CMS Appendix I species; and
iv) Members of RFMOs with measures that prohibit retention, landing, or trade of CITES-listed species; and
e) continuing to support the development and application of guidance and capacity building tools for making NDFs, in particular for situations where data availability is low, the fishery is mostly artisanal, sharks are caught as bycatch, or where catches concern sharks that are part of shared stocks, and, upon request, supporting Parties with targeted advice to ensure compliance with Article IV for trade in CITES Appendix-II listed sharks and rays.

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Groupers and Wrasses Specialist Group continue its support to Parties in achieving sustainable fishing of the humphead wrasse and in making non-detriment findings in compliance with CITES.

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