WCC 2016 Res 015 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Zoological Society of London ( ZSL ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS); Katala Foundation
Implémentation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
*The Pangolin SG convened 36 experts working on each species of pangolin, and ecological monitoring experts for a 3-day workshop held in Cambridge in July 2018 to advance development of ecological monitoring methods for the species. This has resulted in three peer-reviewed scientific papers and a guidance document on monitoring pangolin populations: the latter will be shared with the CITES Parties.
*The Pangolin SG collaborated with ZSL-Philippine, the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSDS) and the Katala Foundation to hold a workshop in Palawan and develop a national conservation strategy for the Philippine pangolin. The strategy will be published in 2019.
*The Pangolin SG collaborated with partners in Taiwan to develop a conservation strategy for the Chinese pangolin in the country and complete a Population and Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA).
*The Pangolin SG continues to raise awareness and interest in pangolins by posting regular blogs on the website from field researchers, by using social media, and by celebrating World Pangolin Day.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Nothing major
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
There are too many to provide an exhaustive list but key activities include: effective law enforcement and judicial proceedings where illegal trade involving pangolins occurs and the continued development and refinement of monitoring methods for the different species.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes