Amendment to List of CITES Species (03/02/2015)

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00123

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COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
 
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
 
 
Amendment to List of CITES Species
 
 
 
I, Paul Murphy, Assistant Secretary, Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch, delegate of the Minister for the Environment pursuant to paragraphs 303CA(9)(b) and (c) of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, amend the List of CITES Species established under subsection 303CA(1) of that Act, as set out in Schedule 1 to this Instrument.
 
This Instrument will commence the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments.
 
 
Dated this                3rd           day of                 February          2015
 
 
 
Paul Murphy
 
 
 
Paul Murphy
 
Assistant Secretary
Wildlife Trade and Biosecurity Branch
Delegate of the Minister for the Environment
 
 
Notes:
 
CITES means the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora made at Washington on 3 March 1973, as amended and in force for Australia from time to time.
 
Amendments to ensure the List of CITES Species is consistent with Appendix III of the Convention
 
Insert in appropriate alphabetical order:
 
Taxon
Common Name
Appendix
Notation
First Listed

Dalbergia calycina
 
III
Population of Guatemala. Only logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood are subject to the provisions of the Convention.
5 Feb 15

Dalbergia cubilquitzensis
 
III
Population of Guatemala. Only logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood are subject to the provisions of the Convention.
5 Feb 15

Dalbergia glomerata
 
III
Population of Guatemala. Only logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood are subject to the provisions of the Convention.
5 Feb 15

 
Change the following existing entries to reflect amendments to their notation:
 
 
Taxon
Common Name
Appendix
Notation
First Listed

Change:
Dalbergia tucurensis
Yucatan rosewood
III
Listed by Nicaragua. Only logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood are subject to the Convention.
24 Jun 2014

To:
Dalbergia tucurensis
Yucatan rosewood
III
Listed by Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Only logs, sawn wood, veneer sheets and plywood are subject to the provisions of the Convention.
24 Jun 14

Change:
Capra hircus aegagrus
Bezoar ibex,sind wild goat
III
Listed by Pakistan
24 Jun 14

To:
Capra hircus aegagrus
Bezoar ibex, sind, wild goat
III
Listed by Pakistan. Specimens of the domesticated form are not subject to the provisions of the Convention.
24 Jun 14

Change:
Loxodonta africana
African Elephant
I
Populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa only for the exclusive purpose of allowing:
1) Trade in hunting trophies for non-commercial purposes; 2) Trade in live animals for in-situ conservation programmes; 3) Trade in hides; 4) Trade in leather goods for non-commecial purposes for Botswana; for commercial or non-commercial purposes for Namibia and South Africa; 5) trade in hair for commercial or non-commercial purposes for Namibia; 6) trade in individually marked and certified ekipas incorporated in finished jewellery for non-commercial purposes form Namibia; and 7)trade in registered raw ivory (for Botswana and Namibia, whole tusks and pieces; for South Africa, whole tusks and cut pieces of ivory that are both 20cm or more in length and one kilogramme or more in weight) subject to the following: I) only registered government-owned stocks, originating in State (excluding seized ivory and ivory of unknown origin) and, in the cawe of South Africa, only ivory originating from the Kruger National Park); ii) only to trading partners that have been verified by the Secretariat, in consultation with the Standing Committee, to have 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. CoP12) concerning domestic manufacturing and trade; iii) not before the Secretariat has verified the prospective importing countries, and the MIKE has reported to the Secretariat on the baseline information (e.g. elephant population numbers, incidence of illegal killing); iv) a maximum amount of 20,000kg (Botswana), 10,000kg (Namibia) and 30,000kg (South Africa) of ivory may be traded, and despatched in a single shipment under strict supervision of the Secretariat; v.) the proceeds of the trade are used exclusively for elephant conservation and community conservation and development programs within or adjacent to the elephant range; vi) only after the Standing Committee has agreed that the above conditions have been met. On a proposal from the Secretariat, the Standing Committee can decide to cause this trade to partially or completely cease 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 specimens shall be deemed to be specimens of species included in Appendix I and the trade in them shall be regulated accordingly.
 
4 Feb 77
 

To:
Loxodonta africana
African Elephant
I
Under the Listing of CITES Species – Declaration of Stricter Domestic Measure dated 10 December 2002 (F2007B00192), all populations of this species are considered to be included in Appendix I.
4 Feb 77

 
Remove the following existing entries:
 
Taxon
Common Name
Appendix
Notation
First Listed

Loxodonta africana
African Elephant
I
Except populations of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe
4 Feb 77