Activity 3: Control the damage of IAS

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Integrate the conservation of migratory species habitats into policies, plans and programmes: CMS Resolution 7.10, 2
  • Take action to achieve the restoration of habitats including biodiversity components: CBD Decision III/9, 6

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Article 8h
CMS Article 4c
CMS Article 5e
These articles supply synergy between the conventions on eliminating the impacts of IAS on species.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/11, 10a
CBD Decision VII/11, Annex
CBD Decision V/6, Annex
Implementation of the Guidelines for an ecosystem approach requires consideration for the expansion of knowledge on IAS under Principle 5 “Conservation of ecosystem structure and functioning”, in order to maintain ecosystem services, should be a priority target of the ecosystem approach.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VI/23, 5
CBD Decision VI/23, Annex
There are 15 IAS Guiding Principles. The principles that Parties should consider here are: 1. Precautionary approach, 2. three-stage hierarchical approach, 3. ecosystem approach, 4.the role of the States; 5. research and monitoring, 10. intentional introduction, 11 unintentional introduction, 12. mitigation of impacts, 13. eradication, 14. containment and 15. control

Author Commentary 4

AEWA Article III.2, g This was given as the reason for develoing guidelines on avoidance of introductions of non-native waterbird species in the fourth meeting of the technical committee of the agreement on the conservation of African-Euroasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA).

Author Commentary 5

This obligation is duplicated in the Sustainable Use module [Legislative Measures and National Policies, and Management], the Inland Waters module [Management], the Protected Areas module [Management], and the Climate Change & Biodiversity module [Adaptation].