Provisional agenda and working documents

Agenda Item Document Secretariat comments included
Opening ceremony No Document  
Welcoming addresses No Document  

Agenda Item Document Secretariat comments included
1. Election of Chair, Alternate Chair and Vice-Chairs of the meeting and of Chairs of Committees I and II No Document
2. Adoption of the agenda
(changes to agenda item 88)
  CoP17 Doc. 2 (Rev.2)
3. Adoption of the working programme
(changes to agenda item 88)
  CoP17 Doc. 3 (Rev.2)
4. Adoption of the Rules of Procedure
  4.1 Report of the Secretariat
(amendments to Annex 2, Rules 9 and 26, and deletion of Annex 3)
  CoP17 Doc. 4.1 (Rev.1)
  4.2 Proposal of Botswana and South Africa   CoP17 Doc. 4.2
  4.3 Proposal of Israel   CoP17 Doc. 4.3 (Rev.1)
5. Credentials Committee
  5.1 Establishment of the Credentials Committee No Document
  5.2 Report of the Credentials Committee No Document
6. Admission of observers   CoP17 Doc. 6 (Rev.1)
7. Administration, finance and budget of the Secretariat and of meetings of the Conference of the Parties
  7.1 Administration of the Secretariat   CoP17 Doc. 7.1
  7.2 Report of the Executive Director of UNEP on administrative and other matters
(changes made to the table on programme support costs)
  CoP17 Doc. 7.2 (Rev.1)
  7.3 Financial reports for 2014-2016   CoP17 Doc. 7.3
  Annex 1: Financial report on costed programme of work for 2014   Annex 1
  Annex 2: CITES Trust Fund – status of contributions as of 31 December 2014   Annex 2
  Annex 3: CITES External Trust Fund – status of contributions as of 31 December 2014   Annex 3
  Annex 4: Financial report on costed programme of work for 2015   Annex 4
  Annex 5: CITES Trust Fund – status of contributions as of 31 December 2015   Annex 5
  Annex 6: CITES Trust Fund – annual distribution of the unpaid contributions as of 31 December 2015   Annex 6
  Annex 7: CITES External Trust Fund – status of contributions as of 31 December 2015   Annex 7
  Annex 8: Statement of income and expenditure and changes in reserve and fund balance for the period 2014-2015 (English only)   Annex 8
  Annex 9: Financial report on costed programme of work for 2016   Annex 9
  Annex 10: CITES Trust Fund – status of contributions   Annex 10
  Annex 11: CITES Trust Fund – annual distribution of the unpaid contributions   Annex 11
  Annex 12: CITES External Trust Fund – status of contributions   Annex 12
  Annex 13: Statement of income and expenditure for the year 2015   Annex 13
  Annex 14: Draft CITES policy on interpretation and translation   Annex 14
  7.4 Budget and work programme for 2017 to 2019   CoP17 Doc. 7.4
  Annex 1: Secretariat tasks under Resolutions and Decisions – CoP16-CoP17   Annex 1
  Annex 2: Budget scenario – zero real growth   Annex 2
  Annex 3: Budget scenario – zero nominal growth   Annex 3
  Annex 4: Budget scenario – incremental growth   Annex 4
  Annex 5: Draft Resolution on Financing and the costed programme of work for the Secretariat for the triennium 2017-2019   Annex 5
  7.5 Access to finance, including GEF funding   CoP17 Doc. 7.5
8. Sponsored delegates project   CoP17 Doc. 8
Agenda Item Document Secretariat comments included
9. Revision of the CITES Strategic Vision: 2008-2020   CoP17 Doc. 9
10. Committee reports and recommendations
  10.1 Standing Committee
    10.1.1 Report of the Chair (new paragraph 12)   CoP17 Doc. 10.1.1 (Rev.1)
    10.1.2 Election of new regional and alternate regional members No Document
  10.2 Animals Committee
    10.2.1 Report of the Chair   CoP17 Doc. 10.2.1
    10.2.2 Election of new regional and alternate regional members No Document
  10.3 Plants Committee
    10.3.1 Report of the Chair   CoP17 Doc. 10.3.1
    10.3.2 Election of new regional and alternate regional members No Document
11. Rules of Procedure for the CITES bodies   CoP17 Doc. 11
12. Potential conflicts of interest in the Animals and Plants Committees   CoP17 Doc. 12
13. Establishment of the rural communities committee of the Conference of the Parties   CoP17 Doc. 13
14. Cooperation with organizations and multilateral environmental agreements
  14.1 Cooperation with other biodiversity-related conventions   CoP17 Doc. 14.1
  14.2 International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime   CoP17 Doc. 14.2
  14.3 Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources   CoP17 Doc. 14.3
  14.4 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services   CoP17 Doc. 14.4
  14.5 Cooperation with other organizations   CoP17 Doc. 14.5
  14.6 Cooperation with the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation on Biological Diversity   CoP17 Doc. 14.6 (Rev.1)
  Annex 3: Links on the flora species with online descriptions (English only)   Annex 3
15. Capacity building   CoP17 Doc. 15
16. CITES and livelihoods   CoP17 Doc. 16
17. Livelihoods and food security   CoP17 Doc. 17
18. Demand reduction
  18.1 Demand reduction strategies to combat illegal trade in CITES-listed specie   CoP17 Doc. 18.1
  18.2 Development of CITES demand-reduction guidelines1   CoP17 Doc. 18.2
19. United Nations World Wildlife Day   CoP17 Doc. 19
20. Empowering the next generation: CITES and Youth Engagement – Report of the Youth Forum on People and Wildlife   CoP17 Doc. 20
Agenda Item Document Secretariat comments included
Existing Resolutions and Decisions
21. Review of Resolutions and Decisions (paragraphs 12 and 15 added and changes to the Annex)   CoP17 Doc. 21 (Rev.1)
General compliance and enforcement
22. National laws for implementation of the Convention   CoP17 Doc. 22
Annex 3: Status of legislative progress for implementing CITES (updated on 1 September 2016) (English only)   Annex 3 (Rev.1)
23. CITES compliance matters   CoP17 Doc. 23
24. National ivory action plans process (changes to paragraph 31, decision 17.JJ and Annex to decision 17.AA para 2) iii a) ii)   CoP17 Doc. 24 (Rev.1)
25. Enforcement matters   CoP17 Doc. 25
Annex 4: A review of wildlife forensic science and laboratory capacity to support the implementation and enforcement of CITES (English only)   Annex 4
26. Illegal international trade in wildlife   CoP17 Doc. 26
27. Actions to combat wildlife trafficking   CoP17 Doc. 27
28. Prohibiting, preventing and countering corruption facilitating activities conducted in violation of the Convention   CoP17 Doc. 28
29. Combating wildlife cybercrime   CoP17 Doc. 29
30. Wildlife crime enforcement support in West and Central Africa1   CoP17 Doc. 30
31. Implementation and enforcement of the Convention as it relates to the trade in species listed in Appendix I   CoP17 Doc. 31
32. Implementation of the Convention relating to captive-bred and ranched specimens   CoP17 Doc. 32
33. Evaluation of the Review of Significant Trade   CoP17 Doc. 33
34. Disposal of illegally-traded and confiscated specimens of Appendix-I, -II and -III species   CoP17 Doc. 34
Reporting
35. Review of reporting requirements
  35.1 Report of the Standing Committee   CoP17 Doc. 35.1
  35.2. Report of the Secretariat   CoP17 Doc. 35.2
Trade control and traceability
36. Introduction from the sea   CoP17 Doc. 36
37. Purpose codes on CITES permits and certificates   CoP17 Doc. 37
38. Identification of elephant and mammoth ivory in trade   CoP17 Doc. 38
29. Hunting trophies
  39.1 Hunting trophies of species listed in Appendix I or II   CoP17 Doc. 39.1
  39.2 Trade in hunting trophies of species listed on Appendix II   CoP17 Doc. 39.2
40. International trade in live Appendix-II animals to appropriate and acceptable destinations   CoP17 Doc. 40
41. Identification of origin of cetaceans bred or kept in captivity   CoP17 Doc. 41
42. Draft revision of Resolution Conf. 16.8 on Frequent cross-border non-commercial movements of musical instruments   CoP17 Doc. 42
43. Review of the definition of ‘artificially propagated’ for plants   CoP17 Doc. 43
44. Electronic systems and information technologies   CoP17 Doc. 44 (Rev.1)
45. Traceability   CoP17 Doc. 45
46. Pilot testing of a global traceability information system for reptile skins   CoP17 Doc. 46
47. Stocks and stockpiles of specimens of CITES-listed species   CoP17 Doc. 47
48. Identification of specimens in trade
  48.1 Timber identification   CoP17 Doc. 48.1
  48.2 Identification Manual   CoP17 Doc. 48.2
Agenda Item Document Secretariat comments included
49. Illegal trade in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)   CoP17 Doc. 49
50. Sturgeons and paddlefish (Acipenseriformes spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 50
51. Conservation of and trade in Anguilla spp   CoP17 Doc. 51
52. Review of precious corals in international trade [Order Antipatharia/family Coralliidae]   CoP17 Doc. 52
53. Agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)
  53.1 Implementation of the Convention for agarwood-producing taxa   CoP17 Doc. 53.1
  53.2 Sustainable production of agarwood-producing taxa (Aquilaria spp. and Gyrinops spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 53.2
54. Humphead wrasse (Cheilinus undulatus)   CoP17 Doc. 54
55. Ebonies (Diospyros spp.) and palisanders and rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.)
  55.1 Action plan for Diospyros spp. and Dalbergia spp.: report from Madagascar No Document
  55.2 Implementation of the Convention for trade in Malagasy ebonies (Diospyros spp.) and palisanders and rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 55.2
56. Sharks and rays (Elasmobranchii spp.)
  56.1 Report of the Secretariat   CoP17 Doc. 56.1
  56.2 Report of the Animals Committee   CoP17 Doc. 56.2
57. Elephants (Elephantidae spp.)
  57.1 Implementation of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP16) on Trade in elephant specimens   CoP17 Doc. 57.1
  Annex 5: Illegal trade in live Asian elephants: a review of current legislative, regulatory, enforcement, and other measures acros range States (English only)   Annex 5
  57.2 Closure of domestic markets for elephant ivory   CoP17 Doc. 57.2
  57.3 Ivory stockpiles: proposed revision of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP16) on Trade in elephant specimens   CoP17 Doc. 57.3
  57.4 Trade in live elephants: Proposed revision of Resolution Conf. 10.10 (Rev. CoP16) on Trade in elephant specimens   CoP17 Doc. 57.4
  57.5 Report on Monitoring the Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE)   CoP17 Doc. 57.5
  57.6 Report on the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) (changes made to the section on ivory stockpiles)   CoP17 Doc. 57.6 (Rev.1)
58. International trade in Encephalartos spp   CoP17 Doc. 58
59. Hawksbill turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata)   CoP17 Doc. 59
60. Asian big cats (Felidae spp.)
  60.1 Report of the Standing Committee   CoP17 Doc. 60.1
  60.2 Proposal of India   CoP17 Doc. 60.2
61. Great apes (Hominidae spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 61
62. International trade in rosewood timber species [LEGUMINOSAE (Fabaceae)] (Mexico added as co-author)   CoP17 Doc. 62 (Rev.1)
63. Guidelines to determine the possible impact of trade in lycaons (Lycaon pictus) on the conservation of the species   CoP17 Doc. 63
64. Pangolins (Manis spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 64
65. Conservation of and trade in East African sandalwood (Osyris lanceolata)   CoP17 Doc. 65
66. Tibetan antelope (Pantholops hodgsonii): enforcement measures   CoP17 Doc. 66
67. Harvesting of and trade in African cherry (Prunus africana)   CoP17 Doc. 67
68. Rhinoceroses (Rhinocerotidae spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 68
Annex 5: African and Asian rhinoceroses - status, conservation and trade (English only)   Annex 5
69. Illegal trade in the helmeted hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil)   CoP17 Doc. 69
70. Saiga antelope (Saiga spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 70
71. Snake trade and conservation management (Serpentes spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 71
72. Regional cooperation on the management of and trade in the queen conch (Strombus gigas)   CoP17 Doc. 72
73. Tortoises and freshwater turtles (Testudines spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 73
74. Totoaba - Totoaba macdonaldi - Opportunities for international collaboration within the CITES framework   CoP17 Doc. 74
75. Bushmeat
  75.1 Review of Resolution Conf. 13.11 on Bushmeat   CoP17 Doc. 75.1
  75.2 Report of the Central Africa Bushmeat Working Group   CoP17 Doc. 75.2
76. Neotropical tree species   CoP17 Doc. 76
77. International trade in African tree species   CoP17 Doc. 77
78. Sharing existing written science-based rationales and scientific information for non-detriment findings made for trade in CITES-listed species   CoP17 Doc. 78
79. Implementation of the CITES Strategic Vision: 2008-2020   CoP17 Doc. 79
80. CITES Appendix III - an added-value for the conservation of threatened wildlife with restricted distribution   CoP17 Doc. 80
Maintenance of the Appendices
81. Standard nomenclature
  81.1 Standard nomenclature: Report of the Animals and Plants Committees   CoP17 Doc. 81.1
  Annex 1: New layout recommended for the Annex of Resolution Conf. 12.11 (Rev. CoP16)   Annex 1
  Annex 2: Recommended changes to the Annex of Resolution Conf. 12.11 (Rev. CoP16). List of standard references adopted by the Conference of the Parties in the current layout   Annex 2
  Annex 3: Draft decision on Nomenclature and identification of CITES-listed corals in trade   Annex 3
  Annex 4: Draft decision on Use of time-specific versions of online databases as standard nomenclature references   Annex 4
  Annex 5: Taxonomic checklist of amphibian species listed in the CITES Appendices and the Annexes of EC Regulation 338/97 (English only)   Annex 5
  Annex 6: Taxonomic checklist of fish species listed in the CITES Appendices and the Annexes of EC Regulation 338/97 (English only)   Annex 6
  Annex 7: Draft decision on Bird family and order names   Annex 7
  Annex 8: Impact of nomenclature recommendations by the Animals Committee with regard to species and subspecies listed in the CITES Appendices (English only) (Amendment of proposed changes in the Appendices for Cuora bourreti and Cuora picturata)   Annex 8 (Rev.1)
  Annex 9: Valid CITES scientific names for new species names not recommended for adoption (English only)   Annex 9
  Annex 10: Impact of nomenclature recommendations - Flora (English only)   Annex 10 (Rev.1)
  81.2 Standard nomenclature for Hippocampus spp.   CoP17 Doc. 81.2 (Rev.1)
82. Periodic review of the Appendices
  82.1 Revision of Resolution Conf. 14.8 (Rev. CoP16) on Periodic Review of species included in Appendices I and II   CoP17 Doc. 82.1
  82.2 Review of the Appendices: Felidae spp   CoP17 Doc. 82.2
83. Annotations
  83.1 Report of the Standing Committee   CoP17 Doc. 83.1
  83.2 Annotations for species listed in the CITES Appendices: Report of the working group   CoP17 Doc. 83.2
  83.3 Annotations for Appendix II orchids   CoP17 Doc. 83.3
84. Decision-making mechanism for a process of trade in ivory
  84.1 Report of the Standing Committee   CoP17 Doc. 84.1
  84.2 Proposal of Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Kenya, Niger and Senegal   CoP17 Doc. 84.2
  84.3 Proposal of Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe   CoP17 Doc. 84.3
85. Extinct or possibly extinct species   CoP17 Doc. 85
86. Review of Resolution Conf. 10.9 on Consideration of proposals for the transfer of African elephant populations from Appendix I to Appendix II   CoP17 Doc. 86
87. Freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae spp.)   CoP17 Doc. 87
Agenda Item Document Secretariat comments included
88. Proposals to amend Appendices I and II
  88.1 Secretariat's assessment of the proposals to amend Appendices I and II   CoP17 Doc. 88.1
  Annex 1: List of proposals to amend Appendices I and II and Secretariat's recommendations   Annex 1
  Annex 2: Comments and recommendations from the Secretariat (English only)   Annex 2A - Fauna
  Annex 2B - Flora
  88.2 Comments from Parties (Change in Parties that submitted comments)   CoP17 Doc. 88.2 (Rev.)
  Annex 1: Brazil   Annex 1
  Annex 2: Burkina Faso   Annex 2
  Annex 3: Democratic Republic of the Congo   Annex 3
  Annex 4: Indonesia   Annex 4
  Annex 5: Japan   Annex 5
  Annex 6: Kenya   Annex 6
  Annex 7: Liberia   Annex 7
  Annex 8: Niger   Annex 8
  Annex 9: Nigeria   Annex 9
  Annex 10: Qatar   Annex 10
  Annex 11: Senegal   Annex 11
  Annex 12: Ukraine   Annex 12
  Annex 13: United States of America   Annex 13
  88.3 Comments from statutory consultees   CoP17 Doc. 88.3
  Annex 1: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR)   Annex 1
  Annex 2: Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna (CCSBT)   Annex 2
  Annex 3: Commission for Inland Fisheries and Agriculture of Latin America and the Caribbean (COPESCAALC)   Annex 3
  Annex 4: Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)   Annex 4
  Annex 5: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)   Annex 5
  Annex 6: General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)   Annex 6
  Annex 7: International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)   Annex 7
  Annex 8: International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)   Annex 8
  Annex 9: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)   Annex 9
  Annex 10: North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission (NAMMCO)   Annex 10
  Annex 11: South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organization (SPRFMO)   Annex 11
  Annex 12: Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC)   Annex 12
  Annex 13: Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC)   Annex 13

Conclusion of the meeting Document Secretariat comments included
89. Determination of the time and venue of the next regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties No Document  
90. Closing remarks (Observers, Parties, CITES Secretary General, Host Government) No Document  



References

  1. Agenda items 18.2 and 30 are based on a single working document with two distinct parts.
  2. List in alphabetical order of scientific names.