Welcome to TRAFFIC's page with background information for the forthcoming CITES meeting, CoP16


This page provides links to the individual IUCN/TRAFFIC Analyses of and TRAFFIC Recommendations for Proposals to Amend the CITES Appendices at CoP16.

Update: The outcomes for each of these proposals are available from the CITES website (PDF, 100 KB).

  • The Proposals put forward by Parties for this meeting - this link is to the CITES website where Proposals for CoP16 are available in English, French and Spanish.
  • Analyses of each proposal by IUCN and TRAFFIC were posted here on 24th December 2012. They can be downloaded individually below.  In January, a single PDF of these Summaries in English (PDF, 1.1 MB) was posted, plus the full Analyses in English (PDF, 5 MB), with Summaries in French (PDF, 1.1 MB) and Summaries in Spanish (PDF, 1.2 MB) posted in February.
  • TRAFFIC's Recommendations, stating TRAFFIC's position on each of the Proposals were published here as one document (PDF, 155 KB) in English on 18th January 2013 and linked individually from the table below. They are also available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese
  • TRAFFIC is also producing Recommendations booklets, to be available at the CoP16 meeting, as well as downloadable electronically here in English (PDF, 700 KB) and French (PDF, 800 KB) and Spanish (400 KB) and Chinese (2.6 MB) and Japanese (1.1 MB).

 

NoProponent(s)NameCommon Name
Proposal
TRAFFIC & IUCN Analysis
TRAFFIC Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.1 Denmark* Rupicapra pyrenaica ornata Abruzzo Chamois Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.2 Ecuador Vicugna vicugna Vicuña Transfer of populations of Ecuador from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.3 United States of America Ursus maritimus Polar Bear
Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.4 Australia Pteropus brunneus Dusky flying-fox Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.5 Australia Thylacinus cynocephalus Tasmanian tiger Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.6 Australia Onychogalea lunata Crescent nailtail wallaby Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.7 Australia Caloprymnus campestris Buff-nosed rat-kangaroo Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.8 Australia Chaeropus ecaudatus Pig-footed bandicoot Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.9 Australia Macrotis leucura Lesser rabbit-eared bandicoot Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.10 Kenya Ceratotherium simum simum White rhinoceros Amendment of the annotation for Ceratotherium simum simum as follows:
(added text underlined): “Ceratotherium simum simum (Only the populations of South Africa and Swaziland; all other populations are included in Appendix I. For the exclusive purpose of allowing international trade in live animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations and hunting trophies. Hunting trophies from South Africa and Swaziland shall be subject to a zero export quota until at least CoP18. All other specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly.)”
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.11 United Republic of Tanzania Loxodonta africana African Elephant
Transfer the population of the African elephant, Loxodonta africana of the United Republic of Tanzania (URT) from Appendix I to Appendix II in accordance with the precautionary measures specified in Annex 4 A 2b) i), ii) and c) of Resolution Conf. 9.24 (Rev. CoP15) 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 101,005.25 kilograms 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.CoP15) 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 57thmeeting (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 CoP16 and ending four 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 including foot, ears and tails
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 maybe 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.
N/a N/a
CoP16 Prop.12 Burkina Faso and Kenya Loxodonta africana African Elephant
Amend the annotation for Loxodonta africana as follows (additional text underlined, deleted text struckthrough): h) no further proposals to allow trade in elephant ivory from any 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 (Rev. CoP15). Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.13 Benin, Senegal and Sierra Leone Trichechus senegalensis West African manatee Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.14 Mexico Caracara lutosa Guadalupe caracara Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.15 Switzerland, as the Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee Gallus sonneratii Sonnerat's junglefowl Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.16 Switzerland, as the Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee Ithaginis cruentus Blood pheasant Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.17 Switzerland, as the Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee Lophura imperialis Imperial pheasant Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.18 Switzerland, as the Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee Tetraogallus caspius Caspian snowcock Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.19 Switzerland, as the Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee Tetraogallus tibetanus Tibetan snowcock Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.20 Switzerland, as the Depositary Government, at the request of the Animals Committee Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Attwater’s greater prairie chicken Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.21 Mexico Campephilus imperialis Imperial woodpecker
Deletion from Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.22 New Zealand
Sceloglaux albifacies Laughing owl Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.23 Colombia Crocodylus acutus American crocodile Transfer of the population of the Bay of Cispata, municipality of San Antero, Department of Córdoba,  Republic of Colombia, from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.24 Thailand Crocodylus porosus Saltwater crocodile
Transfer of the population of Thailand from Appendix I to Appendix II with a zero quota for wild specimens Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.25 Thailand Crocodylus siamensis Siamese crocodile Transfer of the population of Thailand from Appendix I to Appendix II with a zero quota for wild specimens Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.26 New Zealand
Naultinus spp. New Zealand green geckos Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.27 China Protobothrops mangshanensis Mangshan pit-viper Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.28 United States of America Chelodina mccordi Roti Island snake-necked turtle Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.29 United States of America Clemmys guttata Spotted turtle Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.30 United States of America Emydoidea blandingii Blanding’s turtle Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.31 United States of America Malaclemys terrapin Diamondback terrapin Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.32 China and United States of America Batagur borneoensis, B. trivittata, Cuora aurocapitata, C. flavomarginata, C. galbinifrons, C. mccordi, C. mouhotii, C. pani, C. trifasciata, C. yunnanensis, C. zhoui, Cyclemys spp., Geoemyda japonica, G. spengleri, Hardella thurjii, Heosemys annandalii, H. depressa, Mauremys annamensis, M. japonica, M. nigricans, Melanochelys trijuga, Morenia petersi, Orlitia borneensis, Sacalia bealei, S. quadriocellata and Vijayachelys silvatica Freshwater box turtles Inclusion of Cyclemys spp., Geoemyda japonica, G. spengleri, Hardella thurjii, Mauremys japonica, M. nigricans, Melanochelys trijuga, Morenia petersi, Sacalia bealei, S. quadriocellata and Vijayachelys silvatica in Appendix II and a zero quota on wild specimens for commercial purposes for Batagur borneoensis, B. trivittata, Cuora aurocapitata, C. flavomarginata, C. galbinifrons, C. mccordi, C. mouhotii, C. pani, C. trifasciata, C. yunnanensis, C. zhoui, Heosemys annandalii, H. depressa, Mauremys annamensis, and Orlitia borneensis Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.33 Viet Nam Cuora galbinifrons Indochinese box turtle
Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.34 Japan
Geoemyda japonica Ryukyu black-breasted leaf turtle Inclusion in Appendix II with a zero annual export quota with primarily commercial purposes for wild-caught specimens Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.35 Viet Nam
Mauremys annamensis Annam leaf turtle Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.36 United States of America and Viet Nam  Platysternidae Big-headed turtles Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.37 United States of America Geochelone platynota Burmese star tortoise Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.38 China and United States of America  Aspideretes leithii, Chitra chitra, C. vandijki, Dogania subplana, Nilssonia formosa, Palea steindachneri, Pelodiscus axenaria, P. maackii, P. parviformis, and Rafetus swinhoei. Softshell turtles Inclusion of Aspideretes leithii, Dogania subplana, Nilssonia formosa, Palea steindachneri, Pelodiscus axenaria, P. maackii, P. parviformis, and Rafetus swinhoei in Appendix II and transfer of Chitra chitra and C. vandijki from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.39 Ecuador
 Epipedobates machalilla Machalilla poison dart frog Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.40 Australia
Rheobatrachus silus
Southern gastric-brooding frog Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.41 Australia
Rheobatrachus vitellinus Northern gastric-brooding frog Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.42 Brazil, Colombia and United States of America Carcharhinus longimanus Oceanic whitetip shark Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:
The entry into effect of the inclusion of Carcharhinus longimanusin CITES Appendix II will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues.
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.43 Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark*, Ecuador, Honduras and Mexico Sphyrna lewini, S. mokarran and S. zygaena Scalloped hammerhead shark, great hammerhead shark and smooth hammerhead shark Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:
The entry into effect of the inclusion of these species in CITES Appendix II will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.44 Brazil, Comoros, Croatia, Denmark* and Egypt Lamna nasus Porbeagle shark Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:
The entry into effect of the inclusion of Lamna nasus in CITES Appendix II will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve related technical and administrative issues
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.45 Australia Pristis microdon Freshwater sawfish Transfer from Appendix II to Appendix I Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.46 Brazil, Colombia and Ecuador  Manta spp. Manta rays Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.47 Colombia  Paratrygon aiereba Ceja river stingray Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:
The entry into effect of the inclusion of Paratrygon aiereba in CITES Appendix II will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues.
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.48 Colombia and Ecuador Potamotrygon motoro and P. schroederi Ocellate river stingray and rosette river stingray Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:
The entry into effect of the inclusion of Potamotrygon motoro and Potamotrygon schroederi in CITES Appendix II will be delayed by 18 months to enable Parties to resolve the related technical and administrative issues.
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.49 Denmark*
Papilio hospiton Corsican swallowtail butterfly
Transfer from Appendix I to Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.50 Mexico
Yucca queretaroensis Queretaro yucca Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.51 Madagascar
Operculicarya decaryi Jabihy Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.52 Botswana, Namibia and South Africa Hoodia spp. Hoodia
Amendment of annotation #9 related to Hoodia spp. to read as follows, for the purpose of clarification:
All parts and derivatives except those bearing a label:
Produced from Hoodia spp. material obtained through controlled harvesting and production in terms of an agreement with the relevant CITES Management Authority of [Botswana under agreement no. BW/xxxxxx] [Namibia under agreement no. NA/xxxxxx] [South Africa under agreement no. ZA/xxxxxx]
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.53 United States of America Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefolius Ginseng Amendment of the annotation to the listings of Panax ginseng and Panax quinquefoliusincluded in Appendix II. Amendment of annotation #3 with the addition of the underlined text:
“Designates whole and sliced roots and parts of roots, excluding manufactured parts or derivatives such as powders, pills, extracts, tonics, teas and confectionery.
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.54 Brazil
Tillandsia kautskyi
Kautsky's tillandsia Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.55 Brazil Tillandsia sprengeliana Sprengei's tillandsia Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.56 Brazil Tillandsia sucrei
Sugar tillandsia Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.57 United States of America Dudleya stolonifera and Dudleya traskiae Laguna beach live-forever and Santa Barbara Island live-forever Deletion from Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.58 Madagascar
Diospyros spp. Malagasy ebony Inclusion of the populations of Madagascar in Appendix II, and limited to logs, sawn wood and veneer sheets by an annotation Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.59 Brazil
Aniba rosaeodora Brazilian rosewood Amend the annotation #12 to "Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets, plywood and extracts" Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.60 Thailand and Viet Nam Dalbergia cochinchinensis Thailand rosewood Inclusion in Appendix II with the following annotation:
#5 Logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets.
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.61 Belize
Dalbergia retusa and Dalbergia granadillo Black rosewood and granadillo rosewood Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.62 Belize
Dalbergia stevensonii Honduras rosewood Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.63 Madagascar
Dalbergia spp. Malagasy rosewood Inclusion of the populations of Madagascar in Appendix II, and limited to logs, sawn wood and veneer sheets by an annotation Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.64 Madagascar Senna meridionalis Taraby Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.65 Madagascar Adenia firingalavensis Bottle liana Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.66 Madagascar Adenia subsessifolia Katakata Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.67 Madagascar Uncarina grandidieri Uncarina Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.68 Madagascar Uncarina stellulifera Uncarina Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.69 Kenya Osyris lanceolata East African sandalwood Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.70 China, Indonesia and Kuwait Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp. Agarwood Deletion of the annotation to the listing of Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp. in Appendix II, and replacement with a new annotation with a new number, as follows: All parts and derivatives, except:
a)    seeds and pollen;
b)    seedling or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers;
c)    fruits;
d)    leaves;
e)    mixed oil containing less than 15 % of agarwood oil, attached with labels of following words:
"Mixed oil containing xx% of agarwood obtained through controlled harvesting and production in collaboration with the CITES Management Authorities of XX (name of the State)"; samples of the labels and list of relevant exporters should be communicated to the Secretariat by States and then all Parties through a Notification;
f)    exhausted argawood powder, including compressed powder in all shapes;
g)    finished products packaged and ready for retail trade, this exemption does not apply to beads, prayer beads and carvings.
Analysis Recommendation
CoP16 Prop.71 Madagascar Cyphostemma laza Laza Inclusion in Appendix II Analysis Recommendation

 

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