18.165 - 18.170 Quotas for leopard (Panthera pardus) hunting trophies

18.165
Decision directed to:
Parties
Parties which have quotas established under Resolution Conf. 10.14 (Rev. CoP16) on Quotas for leopard hunting trophies and skins for personal use, and which did not yet provide relevant information to the Animals Committee (Botswana, the Central African Republic and Ethiopia), are requested to review these quotas and consider whether these quotas are still set at levels which are non-detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild, and to share the outcomes of the review and the basis for the determination that the quota is not detrimental, with the Animals Committee at its 31st meeting.
18.166
Decision directed to:
Parties
All Parties which have quotas for leopard hunting trophies established under Resolution Conf. 10.14 (Rev. CoP16) are encouraged to exchange information and lessons learnt regarding the process for determining that such quotas are non-detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild.
18.167
Decision directed to:
Animals Committee
The Animals Committee shall consider the information submitted by the relevant range States under Decision 18.165 and any other relevant information, and, if necessary, make any recommendations to these range States and to the Standing Committee relating to the review.
18.168
Decision directed to:
Animals Committee
The Animals Committee shall review any information submitted by the Secretariat under Decision 18.169 and make recommendations to the Secretariat and leopard range States, as appropriate.
18.169
Decision directed to:
Secretariat
The Secretariat shall, subject to external resources:
a) support the reviews to be undertaken by range States referred to in Decision 18.165, upon request by a range State;
b) encourage and support all Parties with quotas for leopard hunting trophies established under Resolution Conf. 10.14 (Rev. CoP16) to exchange information and lessons learnt regarding the process for determining that such quotas are non-detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild; and
c) in cooperation with range States and relevant experts, develop guidance that can assist Parties in the making of non-detriment findings for trade in leopard hunting trophies in compliance with Resolution Conf. 10.14 (Rev. CoP16), share the draft guidance with the Animals Committee for its review, make such guidance available on the CITES website, and encourage its use by relevant Parties.
18.170
Decision directed to:
Standing Committee
The Standing Committee should consider any recommendations of the Animals Committee made in accordance with Decision 18.167, and make its own recommendations, as appropriate, for consideration at the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.