Activity 5: Develop and implement indicators

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Component 1: Develop indicators for invasive alien species

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Identify indicators and incentive measures for sectors relevant to biodiversity: CBD Decision V/24, 4
  • Identify indicators of biodiversity and develop innovative methods of implementing Article 7: CBD Decision III/10, 1
Component 2: Provide information on indicators

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Establish national mechanisms including indicators to monitor implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans: CBD Decision IX/8,8 (s)

  • Communicate the elements of the 2010 target through national CEPA programmes and activities: CBD Decision VII/24, 3
Component 3: Implement indicators

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Use existing or establish national indicators to assess progress towards national and/or regional targets: CBD Decision VII/30, 16
Component 4: Report on the implementation of indicators

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Report on the progress of the development of biodiversity indicators at the 8th COP: CBD Decision VII/8, 8
Component 5: Implement indicators for the tourism industry

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Component 6: Implement indicators for agricultural biodiversity

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

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Component 7: Implement indicators for wetlands

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/8, 5
IAS has been identified as an indicator for development by SBSTTA: CBD Decision VII/30, Annex (Indicators)

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/8, 8
CBD Decision VII/8, 9
CBD Decision VI/9, Annex
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation has sixteen targets and target b x: Management plans in place for at least 100 alien species that threaten plant, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems should be considered here.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/8, 13
IAS has been identified as an indicator for development by SBSTTA: CBD Decision VII/30, Annex

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/14, 7
CBD Decision VII/14, Annex
IAS is one of the risks associated with tourism that is recognised in the tourism and biodiversity guidelines under Paragraph 41(i).

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision V/25, 4c
CBD Decision V/25, Annex
IAS is a recognised risk associated with the impact of tourism on wildlife.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision V/5, 4
CBD Decision V/5, Annex
The development of indicators forms part of the programme of work for agricultural ecosystems under Programme element 1: assessments.

Author Commentary 7

Ramsar Resolution VII.10, 13
Ramsar Resolution VII.10, Annex
The development of indicators to detect ecological change is covered in the guidelines Wetland Risk Assessment Framework. The introduction of IAS is an important component of change in ecological character.