18.14 - 18.17 Tree species programme

18.16
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee shall consider reports by the Secretariat and the Plants Committee on the CITES Tree Species Programme, and, taking into account other discussions relating to capacity-building activities, provide recommendations to the Secretariat, Parties and organizations, on the CITES Tree Species Programme and its long-term future.
18.17
Decision directed to:
Secretariat
The Secretariat shall:
a) collect information on Decision 18.14 and make it available to the Plants Committee;
b) report progress made with the implementation of the CITES Tree Species Programme to the Plants Committee and the Standing Committee;
c) report, in consultation with the Standing Committee, on progress made with the implementation of the CITES Tree Species Programme to the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties; and
d) continue cooperation with organizations working on forest related matters, such as the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and other members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), to strengthen the support to Parties for implementing the Convention for listed tree species.
18.14
Decision directed to:
Parties
Parties are invited to provide information to the Secretariat regarding their experiences, lessons learned and recommendations on:
a) past work under the ITTO-CITES programme for implementing CITES for tropical timber species and its contribution to their implementation of the Convention; and
b) work under the CITES Tree Species Programme for implementing CITES for tree species listed in Appendix II.
18.15
Decision directed to:
Plants Committee
The Plants Committee shall consider any reports by the Secretariat on the implementation of the CITES Tree Species Programme, and provide recommendations as appropriate to the Secretariat and the Standing Committee.