Activity 2: Communicate with MEA Secretariats and other MEA bodies

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

  • Follow the Guidelines for management of nationally established export quotas by informing the CITES Secretariat of nationally established export quotas: CITES Resolution 14.7 SEE COMMENTARY 0
  • Share details in biennial reports of incentive measures for the effective implementation of the CITES Convention: CITES Decision 14.42
  • Respond to invitation of CITES Secretariat to provide the Animals and Plants Committees with case studies of how the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines could be used in specific cases of exports of Appendix-II species: CITES Decision 13.7 (b)
  • Gather and disseminate through the Clearing House Mechanism and other means, information on experiences and lessons learned for the further improvement of the Addis Ababa Guidelines and Principles: CBD Decision VII/12, 2 (b)
  • Include information in national reports in relation to indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Decision VII/16, C.2SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Provide information to support the completion of the phase one of the composite report regarding the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity: CBD Decision VII/16, E.3SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Communicate to the Executive Secretary relevant information on existing systems for the protection of the knowledge of indigenous communities relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Decision VII/16, H.2
  • Document cases studies of good practice in the integration of wetlands into Integrated Coastal Zone Management and make these available to the Ramsar Convention: Ramsar Resolution VIII/4, 15
  • Inform Ramsar CoP9 of progress and successful experiences in applying Participatory Environmental Management strategies: Ramsar Resolution VIII/36, 17
  • Submit case studies on the sustainable use of biodiversity: CBD Decision VI/13, 6
  • Report to Ramsar COP8 and other relevant fora (such as CBD) on the lessons learned from pilot activities to implement the Guidelines for integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management: Ramsar Resolution VII/18, 20

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Author Commentary 0

CITES Resolution 14.7 and CITES Resolution 14.7 Annex : The Guidelines for management of nationally established export quotas (contained in the Annex) states that Parties should inform CITES Secretariat of their nationally established export quotas (Annex para 15)

Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/16, C.2
CBD Decision VII/16, E.3
There is considerable overlap between these two obligations.