Activity 3: Monitor and research

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1: Monitor invasive alien species

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Monitor and identify adverse impacts: CBD Article 7
  • Identify the main threats to biodiversity, including direct and indirect drivers of biodiversity change: CBD Decision IX/8,8 (j)

Component 2: Undertake research on invasive alien species

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Carry out scientific and technical research and monitoring of ballast water: BWM Article 6
  • Initiate joint research and development programmes for technical assistance of ballast waters and sediments: BWM Article 13,1c
  • Encourage collaborative international research projects looking at the impact of climate change on the habitats of migratory species: CMS Resolution COP8.13, 4

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VI/23, 24a
Ramsar Resolution VIII.18, 16
Potential overlap may exist in developing understanding of the vulnerability of ecosystems and habitats to IAS, and the threats they pose. Synergy may also occur with CBD Decision VI/23, 15 and CBD Decision V/8, 8, which have been identified as part of Activity 2 under ‘Assessments’.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VI/23, 24e
CBD Decision VI/23, 24f
Encourage Parties to develop and use methods to control and eradicate IAS, which will have minimal or no impact on the environment.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision IX/22, 4(b), Annex, Output 5.16.3: This is directed to Parties as well as relevant organizations, and calls for outputs to be produced in a timely manner, in local languages and using local species names. The annexed programme of work planned output suggests actors to include GISP, GISIN, Fishbase, GBIF, Species 2000 and ITIS Catalog of Life, BioNET-INTERNATIONAL