Legislative measures and national policies

This section sets out the obligations of Parties relating to legislative measures and national policies. Parties to the CBD should note here the obligations under Activity 1 that encourage the ratification of other biodiversity conventions, such as the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships Ballast Water and Sediments under the International Maritime Organization and International Plant Protection Convention. In this section possible synergies occurs between CITES and Ramsar regarding trade legislation and IAS.

The Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP) has published a number of background documents, which can be downloaded from their website (http://www.gisp.org).