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Welcome to TRAFFIC's page with background information for the forthcoming CITES meeting, CoP15


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The TRAFFIC homepage will keep you up-to-date with all the news from the meeting as it is happens, and below, you can find:

  • The Proposals put forward by Parties for this meeting - these are links back to the CITES website where Proposals for CoP15 are available in English, French and Spanish. There is also a TRAFFIC East Asia translation of the Proposals in Chinese.
  • Download Analyses by TRAFFIC and IUCN of each of the Proposals (the Analyses were posted here on 12th January 2010). They can be downloaded individually below or as a single PDF in English (3 MB), French (3.2 MB) and Spanish (3.2 MB). Summaries of the Analyses are available in English (1.3 MB), French (2 MB) and Spanish (1.3 MB).
  • TRAFFIC's Recommendations, stating TRAFFIC's position on each of the Proposals are available individually from the table below or as a single PDF (150 KB) in English and Chinese (350 KB), as well as French (500 KB), Spanish (600 KB), Japanese (600 KB), Chinese (550 KB) and English (600 KB) versions of TRAFFIC's Recommendations booklets.
  • Finally, TRAFFIC's Recommendations on selected agenda documents are also available (PDF, 100 KB)

Background information on the CITES meeting in Japanese can also be found on the TRAFFIC East Asia-Japan website, including factsheets on some of the key topics

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Higher taxa Species Proposal number and proponent Proposal Analysis by TRAFFIC and IUCN
Recommendation from TRAFFIC

F A U N A

CHORDATA

MAMMALIA

Carnivora

Canidae

Canis lupus

CoP15 Prop. 1

Switzerland, as Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee

Addition of an annotation to the species Canis lupus listed in Appendices I and II reading:

"Excludes the domesticated form and the dingo which are referenced as Canis lupus familiaris and Canis lupus dingo"

Prop. 1 Analysis
Prop. 1 Recommendation

Felidae

Lynx rufus

CoP15 Prop. 2

United States of America

Deletion from Appendix II

Prop. 2 Analysis
Prop. 2 Recommendation

Ursidae

Ursus maritimus

CoP15 Prop. 3

United States of America

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Prop. 3 Analysis Prop. 3 Recommendation

PROBOSCIDEA

Elephantidae

Loxodonta africana

CoP15 Prop. 4 (Rev. 1)

United Republic of Tanzania

Transfer the population of the United Republic of Tanzania from Appendix I to Appendix II with an annotation to read:

"For the exclusive purpose of the following:

a)    trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes;
b)     trade in registered raw ivory (whole tusks and pieces) subject to the following:
       i)     a one-off sale of 89,848.74 kg from registered government-owned stocks, originating in Tanzania (excluding seized ivory and ivory of unknown origin);
       ii)    only to trading partners that have been already designated by the Standing Committee, as having sufficient national legislation and domestic trade controls to ensure that the imported ivory will not be re-exported and will be managed in accordance with all requirements of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP14) concerning domestic manufacturing and trade. These are Japan designated as a trading partner at the 54th meeting (Geneva, October 2006), and China designated as a trading partner at the 57th meeting (SC57, Geneva, July 2008);
       iii)    not before the Secretariat has verified the registered government-owned stocks;
       iv)   the proceeds of the trade are used exclusively for elephant conservation, community conservation and development programmes within or adjacent to the elephant range in Tanzania;
       v)    Tanzania will not present further proposals to allow trade in elephant ivory from its population in Appendix II to the Conference of the Parties for the period from CoP15 and ending six years from the date of the single sale of ivory that is to take place in accordance with provisions in paragraphs b) i), b) ii), b) iii), b) iv). In addition such further proposal shall be dealt with in accordance with Decisions 14.77 and 14.78;
c)    trade in raw hides;
d)     trade in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations, as defined in Resolution Conf. 11.20.

The Standing Committee can decide to cause the trade in a), b), c) and d) above to cease partially or completely in the event of non-compliance by exporting or importing countries, or in the case of proven detrimental impacts of the trade on other elephant populations as may be proposed by the CITES Secretariat.

All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly".

Panel of Experts report

Prop. 4 and Prop. 5 Recommendations

Loxodonta africana

CoP15 Prop. 5

Zambia

Transfer of the population of Zambia from Appendix I to Appendix II for the exclusive purposes of allowing:

a)     trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes;
b)    trade in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations, as defined in Resolution Conf. 11.20;
c)    trade in raw hides;
d)    trade in registered raw ivory subject to the following:
       i)     a one-off sale of 21,692.23 kg as ivory from registered government-owned stocks, originating in Zambia (excluding seized ivory and ivory of unknown origin);
       ii)    only to trading partners that have already been designated by the Standing Committee, as having sufficient national legislation and domestic trade controls to ensure that the imported ivory will not be re- exported and will be managed in accordance with all requirements of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP14) concerning domestic manufacturing and trade: these are Japan designated as a trading partner at the 54th meeting (SC54 Geneva, October 2006), and China designated as a trading partner at the 57th meeting (SC57, Geneva, July 2008);
       iii)     not before the Secretariat has verified the registered government-owned stocks;
       iv)   the proceeds of the trade are used exclusively for elephant conservation and community conservation and development programmes within or adjacent to the elephant range in Zambia;
       v)    on a proposal from the Secretariat, the Standing Committee can decide to cause this trade to cease partially or completely in the event of non- compliance by exporting or importing countries, or in the case of proven detrimental impacts of the trade on other elephant populations. All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly.

Panel of Experts report
Prop. 4 and Prop. 5 Recommendations

Loxodonta africana

CoP15 Prop. 6

Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Rwanda and Sierra Leone

i)     Remove the following paragraph from the annotation regarding the populations of Loxodonta africana of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe:
       h)    no further proposals to allow trade in elephant ivory from populations already in Appendix II shall be submitted to the Conference of the Parties for the period from CoP14 and ending nine years from the date of the single sale of ivory that is to take place in accordance with provisions in paragraphs g) i), g) ii), g) iii), g) vi) and g) vii). In addition such further proposals shall be dealt with in accordance with Decisions 14.77 and 14.78.
ii)    Include an annotation regarding all populations of Loxodonta africana, as follows:
       "No further proposals concerning trade in African elephant ivory, including proposals to downlist elephant populations from Appendix I to Appendix II, shall be submitted to the Conference of the Parties for the period from CoP14 and ending twenty years from the date of the single sale of ivory that took place in November 2008. Following this twenty year resting period, any elephant proposals shall be dealt with in accordance with Decisions 14.77 and 14.78."
iii)   Remove paragraph (f) in the annotation to the CITES Appendices governing the elephant populations of Namibia and Zimbabwe:
       f)     trade in individually marked and certified ekipas incorporated in finished jewellery for non-commercial purposes for Namibia and ivory carvings for non-commercial purposes for Zimbabwe.

Prop. 6 Analysis Prop. 6 Recommendation

AVES
ANSERIFORMES

Anatidae

Anas oustaleti

CoP15 Prop. 7

Switzerland, as Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee

Deletion from Appendix I

Prop. 7 Analysis
Prop. 7 Recommendation

REPTILIA
CROCODYLIA

Crocodylidae

 

Crocodylus moreletii

CoP15 Prop. 8

Mexico

Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II with a zero quota for wild specimens

Prop. 8 Analysis Prop. 8 Recommendation

Crocodylus niloticus

CoP15 Prop. 9

Egypt

Transfer of the Egyptian population from Appendix I to Appendix II

Prop. 9 Analysis
Prop. 9 Recommendation

SAURIA

Agamidae

Uromastyx ornata

CoP15 Prop. 10

Israel

Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I

Prop. 10 Analysis
Prop. 10 Recommendation

Iguanidae

 

Ctenosaura bakeri, C. oedirhina and C. melanosterna

CoP15 Prop. 11

Honduras

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 11 Analysis Prop. 11 Recommendation

Ctenosaura palearis

CoP15 Prop. 12

Guatemala

Inclusion of Ctenosaura palearis in Appendix II

Prop. 12 Analysis Prop. 12 Recommendation

AMPHIBIA
ANURA

Hylidae

Agalychnis spp.

CoP15 Prop. 13

Honduras and Mexico

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 13 Analysis Prop. 13 Recommendation

CAUDATA

Salamandridae

Neurergus kaiseri

CoP15 Prop. 14

Islamic Republic of Iran

Inclusion in Appendix I

Prop 14 Analysis
Prop. 14 Recommendation

ELASMOBRANCHII

CARCHARHINIFORMES

Sphyrnidae/
Carcharhinidae

Sphyrna lewini, S. mokarran, S. zygaena, Carcharhinus plumbeus, C. obscurus

CoP15 Prop. 15

Palau and United States of America

Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"The entry into effect of the inclusion of these species in Appendix II of CITES will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues."

Prop. 15 Analysis Prop. 15 Recommendation

Carcharhinidae

Carcharhinus longimanus

CoP15 Prop. 16

Palau and United States of America

Inclusion of in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"The entry into effect of the inclusion of Carcharhinus longimanus in Appendix II of CITES will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues."

Prop. 16 Analysis Prop. 16 Recommendation

LAMNIFORMES

Lamnidae

Lamna nasus

CoP15 Prop. 17 Annex

Palau and Sweden*

Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"The entry into effect of the inclusion of Lamna nasus in Appendix II of CITES will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve related technical and administrative issues, such as the possible designation of an additional Management Authority and adoption of Customs codes."

Prop. 17 Analysis Prop. 17 Recommendation

SQUALIFORMES

Squalidae

Squalus acanthias

CoP15 Prop. 18

Palau and Sweden*

Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"The entry into effect of the inclusion of Squalus acanthias in Appendix II of CITES will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve related technical and administrative issues, such as the development of stock assessments and collaborative management agreements for shared stocks and the possible designation of an additional Scientific or Management Authority."

Prop. 18 Analysis Prop. 18 Recommendation

ACTINOPTERYGII
PERCIFORMES

Scombridae

Thunnus thynnus

CoP15 Prop. 19

Monaco

Inclusion in Appendix I

Prop. 19 Analysis
Prop. 19 Recommendation

ARTHROPODA

INSECTA

COLEOPTERA

Scarabaeidae

Dynastes satanas

CoP15 Prop. 20

The Plurinational State of Bolivia

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 20 Analysis Prop. 20 Recommendation

cnidaria

ANTHOZOA

GORGONACEAE

Coralliidae

Coralliidae spp. (Corallium spp. and Paracorallium spp.)

CoP15 Prop. 21

Sweden* and United States of America

Inclusion of all species in the family in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"The entry into effect of the inclusion of species in the family Coralliidae in Appendix II of CITES will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues."

Prop. 21 Analysis Prop. 21 Recommendation

F L O R A

ANACARDIACEAE

 

 

Operculicarya decaryi

CoP15 Prop. 22

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 22 Analysis Prop. 22 Recommendation

Operculicarya hyphaenoides

CoP15 Prop. 23

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 23 Analysis Prop. 23 Recommendation

Operculicarya pachypus

CoP15 Prop. 24

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 24 Analysis Prop. 24 Recommendation

CACTACEAE and all taxa with annotation #1

CACTACEAE spp. and all taxa with annotation #1

CoP15 Prop. 25

Mexico and United States of America, on behalf of the Plants Committee

Delete annotations #1 and #4 and replace them both with the following new annotation for plant taxa listed in Appendix II:

"All parts and derivatives, except:
a)    seeds (including seedpods of Orchidaceae), spores and pollen (including pollinia) except those seeds from Cactaceae spp. exported from Mexico;
b)    seedlings or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers;
c)    cut flowers of artificially propagated plants;
d)    fruits and parts and derivatives thereof of naturalized or artificially propagated plants of the genera Vanilla (Orchidaceae), Opuntia subgenus Opuntia (Cactaceae), Hylocereus and Selenicereus (Cactaceae);
e)    stems, flowers, and parts and derivatives thereof of naturalized or artificially propagated plants of the genera Opuntia subgenus Opuntia and Selenicereus (Cactaceae); and
f)    finished products of Euphorbia antisyphilitica packaged and ready for retail trade."
Amend footnote 6 as follows (delete struck-through text):
Artificially propagated specimens of the following hybrids and/or cultivars are not subject to the provisions of the Convention:
–     Hatiora x graeseri
–     Schlumbergera x buckleyi
–     Schlumbergera russelliana x Schlumbergera truncate
–     Schlumbergera orssichiana x Schlumbergera truncate
–     Schlumbergera opuntioides x Schlumbergera truncate
–     Schlumbergera truncata (cultivars)
–     Cactaceae spp. colour mutants lacking chlorophyll, grafted on the following grafting stocks: Harrisia 'Jusbertii', Hylocereus trigonus or Hylocereus undatus
–     Opuntia microdasys (cultivars)

Prop. 25 Analysis Prop. 25 Recommendation

CUCURBITACEAE

 

Zygosicyos pubescens

CoP15 Prop. 26

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 26 Analysis Prop. 26 Recommendation

Zygosicyos tripartitus

CoP15 Prop. 27

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 27 Analysis Prop. 27 Recommendation

EUPHORBIACEAE

Euphorbia misera

CoP15 Prop. 28

Mexico and United States of America

Deletion from Appendix II

Prop. 28 Analysis Prop. 28 Recommendation

LAURACEAE

Aniba rosaeodora

CoP15 Prop. 29

Brazil

Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"#11      Designates logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and essential oil."

Prop. 29 Analysis Prop. 29 Recommendation

FABACEAE
[According to the standard nomenclatural reference adopted by the Conference of the Parties, this species is within the Family "LEGUMINOSAE (Fabaceae)"]

Senna meridionalis

CoP15 Prop. 30

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 30 Analysis Prop. 30 Recommendation

ORCHIDACEAE

ORCHIDACEAE spp. included in Appendix I

CoP15 Prop. 31

United States of America

Amend the annotation to the listing of Orchidaceae included in Appendix I, as follows:

Delete the current annotation, which states:
       For all of the following Appendix-I species, seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers are not subject to the provisions of the Convention.
Replace with the following new annotation:
"For all of the following Appendix-I species, seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, and transported in sterile containers are not subject to the provisions of the Convention only if the specimens meet the definition of ‘artificially propagated’ agreed by the Conference of the Parties."

Prop. 31 Analysis Prop. 31 Recommendation

PALMAE (Arecaceae)

 

Beccariophoenix madagascariensis

CoP15 Prop. 32

Madagascar

Inclusion of the seeds of the species in Appendix II

Prop. 32 Analysis Prop. 32 Recommendation

Dypsis decaryi
[According to the standard nomenclatural reference adopted by the Conference of the Parties, this species is named Neodypsis decaryi]

CoP15 Prop. 33

Madagascar

Inclusion of the seeds of the species in Appendix II

Prop. 33 Analysis Prop. 33 Recommendation

PASSIFLORACEAE

 

 

Adenia firingalavensis

CoP15 Prop. 34

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 34 Analysis Prop. 34 Recommendation

Adenia olaboensis

CoP15 Prop. 35

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 35 Analysis Prop. 35 Recommendation

Adenia subsessifolia
[According to the standard nomenclatural reference adopted by the Conference of the Parties, this species is named Adenia subsessilifolia]

CoP15 Prop. 36

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 36 Analysis Prop. 36 Recommendation

PROTEACEAE

 

Orothamnus zeyheri

CoP15 Prop. 37

South Africa

Deletion from Appendix II

Prop. 37 Analysis Prop. 37 Recommendation

Protea odorata

CoP15 Prop. 38

South Africa

Deletion from Appendix II

Prop. 38 Analysis
Prop. 38 Recommendation

VITACEAE

 

 

Cyphostemma elephantopus

CoP15 Prop. 39

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 39 Analysis Prop. 39 Recommendation

Cyphostemma laza

CoP15 Prop. 40

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 40 Analysis Prop. 40 Recommendation

Cyphostemma montagnacii

CoP15 Prop. 41

Madagascar

Inclusion in Appendix II

Prop. 41 Analysis Prop. 41 Recommendation

ZYGOPHYLLACEAE

Bulnesia sarmientoi

CoP15 Prop. 42

Argentina

Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:

"#11      Designates logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood, powder and extracts."

Prop. 42 Analysis Prop. 42 Recommendation

 

 

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