Activity 21: Ensure sustainable use of timber species

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Component 1: Ensure sustainable use of timber species

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • If intending to submit a CITES listing proposal for a tropical timber species, consult International Tropical Timber Organization: CITES Resolution 14.4
  • Bring to the attention of the International Tropical Timber Council any concerns regarding the effects of international trade on tropical timber species: CITES Resolution 14.4
  • Support the work of the International Tropical Timber Organization and CITES to improve implementation of CITES timber listings: CITES Resolution 14.4
  • Develop appropriate listing proposals to ensure that trade does not threaten the survival of tropical timber species: CITES Resolution 14.4
  • Proposals for the inclusion of timber species in CITES Appendix II or III indicate clearly which parts and derivatives should be regulated: CITES Resolution 10.13 (Rev CoP13), (e)
  • Consider any possible deleterious conservation and trade impacts before imposing stricter domestic measures on trade in timber specimens of species included in CITES Appendix II or III: CITES Resolution 10.13 (Rev CoP13), (h)
  • Management Authorities should work with others to counter the misconception that the inclusion of species in the Appendices represents a ban on the trade in specimens of these species, and to disseminate the message that international trade and utilization of timber species included in Appendices II and III are generally permitted and can be beneficial: CITES Resolution 10.13 (Rev CoP13), (i)
Component 2: Ensure sustainable use of bigleaf mahogany

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Component 3: Ensure sustainable use of Cedrela odorata, Dalbergia retusa, Dalbergia granadillo and Dalbergia stevensonii

Directly relevant obligations and commitments


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Author Commentary 1

CITES Decision 14.145 and CITES Decision 14.145 Annex 3: Paragraph 1 (a) – (d) of the Action Plan lists several measures that range states should take to improve the management of the species.

Author Commentary 2

CITES Decision 14.145 and CITES Decision 14.145 Annex 3. Paragraph 1 (e) of the Action Plan lists several measures that range states should take to facilitate the making of non-detriment findings.

Author Commentary 3

CITES Decision 14.145 and CITES Decision 14.145 Annex 3. Paragraph 3 of the Action Plan stresses the importance of not authorizing any export without proof of legal origin and states that importing countries should refuse shipments accompanied by a CITES permit issued under a court order.

Author Commentary 4

CITES Decision 14.145 and CITES Decision 14.145 Annex 3: Paragraph 4 of the Action Plan states that range states should develop a regional strategy to address non-detriment findings, legal origin and compliance and enforcement issues.

Author Commentary 5

CITES Decision 14.145 and CITES Decision 14.145 Annex 3: Paragraph 8 of the Action Plan urges Parties and others to share information in various ways to support exporting states in their activities to improve the management of the species and control of the trade.

Author Commentary 6

CITES Decision 14.146 and CITES Decision 14.146 Annex 4 . Paragraph 1 of the Action Plan requires range states to compile and report on information relating to the conservation status, trade in and sustainable use of these species.

Author Commentary 7

CITES Decision 14.146 and CITES Decision 14.146 Annex 4 : Paragraph 2 of the Action Plan requires Parties to compile information and report on the import and export of these species.