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EC Regulation No 1497/2003
amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein

Commission Regulation (EC) No 1497/2003 of 18 August 2003
(E.C.O.J. 27 August 2003, No L 215)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (¹), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2476/2001 (²), and in particular Article 19(3), thereof,

Whereas:

(1) At the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (hereinafter referred to as «the Convention»), held in Santiago (Chile) from 3 to 15 November 2002, amendments were made to the Appendices to the Convention by way of the transfer of certain species or certain populations of species to Appendix I from Appendix II and vice versa, the transfer of certain species from Appendix III to Appendix II, the addition of species to Appendices I and II that were not previously listed in any of the Appendices, the deletion of certain species from Appendix II, and the addition, deletion or amendment of certain annotations accompanying the listing of certain species.

(2) Additions and deletions have been made to Appendix III to the Convention subsequent to the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in accordance with the provisions of Article XVI of the Convention.

(3) Member States have not entered a reservation in respect of any of these amendments.

(4) The amendments to Appendices I, II and III to the Convention therefore necessitate amendments to Annexes A, B and C of Regulation (EC) No 338/97 in accordance with Article 3(1)(a), (2)(a) and 3(a) of that Regulation.

(5) It has been established that Oxyura jamaicensis and Chrysemys picta constitute a threat to wild species of fauna and flora indigenous to the Community and those two species should therefore be included in Annex B of Regulation (EC) No 338/97 in accordance with Article 3(2)(d) of that Regulation.

(6) It has further been established that Padda fuscata is subject to levels of international trade that might not be compatible with its survival and that this species should therefore be included in Annex B to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 in accordance with Article 3(2)(c)(i) of that Regulation.

(7) It has been established that a number of species currently included in Annex D to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 are not imported into the Community in such numbers as to warrant monitoring and that these species should be deleted from that Annex in accordance with Article 3(4)(a) of that Regulation.

(8) It has further been established that a number of other species not currently included in any of the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 are being imported into the Community in such numbers as to warrant monitoring and that these species should be included in Annex D on the basis of Article 3(4)(a) of that Regulation.

(9) In view of the extent of the amendments it is appropriate to replace the whole of the Annex to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 consisting of the Annexes A, B, C and D and the notes on the interpretation of those Annexes.

(10) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora established pursuant to Article 18 of Regulation (EC) No 338/97,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1 
The Annexes to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 and the notes on the interpretation of those Annexes are hereby replaced by the text in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2 
This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 18 August 2003.

For the Commission
Margot Wallström
Member of the Commission

(¹) OJ L 61, 3.3.1997, p. 1.
(²) OJ L 334, 18.12.2001, p. 3.

(Class: Reptilia, Order: Testudinata)
Annex A
Annex B
Annex C
EMYDIDAE
Batagur baska
Clemmys muhlenbergi
Geoclemys hamiltonii
Kachuga tecta
Melanochelys tricarinata
Morenia ocellata
Terrapene coahuila

TESTUDINIDAE
Geochelone nigra
Geochelone radiata
Geochelone yniphora
Gopherus flavomarginatus
Homopus bergeri
Malacochersus tornieri

Psammobates geometricus
Pyxis planicauda
Testudo graeca
Testudo hermanni

Testudo kleinmanni
Testudo marginata
Testudo werneri

CHELONIIDAE
Cheloniidae spp.

DERMOCHELYIDAE
Dermochelys coriacea

TRIONYCHIDAE
Apalone ater
Asperidetes gangeticus
Asperidetes hurum
Asperidetes nigricans

CHELIDAE
Pseudemydura umbrina

DERMATEMYDIDAE
Dermatemys mawii

PLATYSTERNIDAE
Platysternon megacephalum

EMYDIDAE
Annamemys annamensis
Callagur borneoensis
Chrysemys picta
Clemmys insculpta
Cuora spp.
Heosemys depressa
Heosemys grandis
Heosemys leytensis
Heosemys spinosa
Hieremys annandalii
Kachuga spp.
Leucocephalon yuwonoi
Mauremys mutica
Orlitia borneensis
Pyxidea mouhotii
Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Terrapene spp.
Trachemys scripta elegans

TESTUDINIDAE
Testudinidae spp.

TRIONYCHIDAE
Chitra spp.
Pelochelys spp.

Lissemys punctata

PELOMEDUSIDAE
Erymnochelys madagascariensis
Peltocephalus dumeriliana
Podocnemis spp.

TRIONYCHIDAE
Trionyx triunguis

PELOMEDUSIDAE
Pelomedusa subrufa
Pelusios adansonii
Pelusios castaneus
Pelusios gabonensis
Pelusios niger

The abbreviation «spp.» is used to denote all species of a higher taxon.
Name (of a species or taxon) indicates that it is not listed in the Appendix to the Convention.


EC Regulation No 349/2003
suspending the introduction into the Community of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora

Commission Regulation (EC) No 349/2003 of 25 February 2003
(E.C.O.J. 26 February 2003, No L 51)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of 9 December 1996 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (¹), as last amended by Commission Regulation (EC) No 2476/2001 (²), and in particular Article 19(2), thereof,

After consulting the Scientific Review Group,

Whereas:

(1) The introduction of certain species into the Community may be restricted by the Commission in accordance with the conditions laid down in Article 4(6) of Regulation (EC) No 338/97.

(2) A list of species, for which the introduction into the Community is suspended, was last established in Commission Regulation (EC) No 2087/2001 of 24 October 2001 suspending the introduction into the Community of specimens of certain species of wild fauna and flora (³). This list requires amendment in the light of the most recent available information. For reasons of clarity Regulation (EC) No 2087/2001 should be repealed accordingly and replaced by this Regulation.

(3) The countries of origin of the species subject to these restrictions have been consulted.

(4) Article 41 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1808/2001 of 30 August 2001 laying down detailed rules concerning the implementation of Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 of the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (&sup4;), contains provisions for the implementation by the Member States of the restrictions established by the Commission.

(5) The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee on Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1 
Subject to the provisions of Article 41 of Regulation (EC) No 1808/2001, the introduction into the Community of specimens of the species of wild fauna and flora mentioned in the Annex to this Regulation is hereby suspended.

Article 2 
Regulation (EC) No 2087/2001 is hereby repealed.

References to the repealed Regulation shall be construed as references to this Regulation.

Article 3 
This Regulation shall enter into force on the third day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

his Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 25 February 2003.

For the Commission
Margot Wallström
Member of the Commission

(¹) OJ L 61, 3.3.1997, p. 1.
(²) OJ L 334, 18.12.2001, p. 3.
(³) OJ L 282, 26.10.2001, p. 23.
(&sup4;) OJ L 250, 19.9.2001, p. 1.

 

ANNEX
Specimens of species included in Annex B to Regulation (EC) No 338/97 whose introduction into the Community is suspended

(Class: Reptilia, Order: Testudinata)
Species
Source(s) covered
Specimen(s) covered
Countries of origin
Basis in Article 4(6), Point:
Emydidae
Callagur borneoensisWildAllAllb
Cuora amboinensisWildAllMalaysiab
Trachemys scripta elegansAllLiveAlld
Testudinidae
Geochelone chilensisWildAllArgentinab
WildLiveAllc
Geochelone denticulataWildAllBolivia, Ecuadorb
WildLiveAllc
Geochelone elegansWildAllBangladesh, Pakistanb
WildLiveAllc
Geochelone giganteaWildAllSeychellesb
Geochelone pardalisWildAllDemocratic Republic of the Congo, Mozambique, Tanzaniab
Geochelone platynotaWildAllMyanmarb
Gopherus agassiziiWildAllAllb
Gopherus berlandieriWildAllAllb
Gopherus polyphemusWildAllUnited States of Americab
Homopus areolatusWildLiveAllc
Homopus boulengeriWildLiveAllc
Homopus femoralisWildLiveAllc
Homopus signatusWildLiveAllc
Indotestudo elongataWildAllBangladesh, China, Indiab
Indotestudo forsteniiWildAllAllb
Kinixys bellianaWildAllMozambiqueb
RanchedAllBenin, Mozambiqueb
WildLiveAllc
Kinixys erosaWildAllTogob
WildLiveAllc
Kinixys homeanaRanchedAllBeninb
WildLiveAllc
Kinixys natalensisWildLiveAllc
Manouria emysWildAllBangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailandb
WildLiveAllc
Manouria impressaWildAllAll (except Vietnam)b
WildLiveAllc
Psammobates spp.WildLiveAllc
Pyxis arachnoidesWildAllAllb
WildLiveAllc
Testudo horsfieldiiWildLiveAllc
WildAllChina, Pakistanb
Pelomedusidae
Erymnochelys madagascariensisWildAllMadagascarb
Podocnemis erythrocephalaWildAllColombia, Venezuelab
Podocnemis expansaWildAllColombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuelab
Podocnemis lewyanaWildAllAllb
Podocnemis sextuberculataWildAllPerub
Podocnemis unifilisWildAllSurinameb

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