Activity 1: Cooperate with other Parties on sustainable use

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

  • Cooperate with other Contracting Parties for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Article 5
  • Promote international technical and scientific cooperation in the field of conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Article 18.1
  • Cooperate with other States and international organizations in developing educational and public awareness programmes with respect to the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity: CBD Article 13 (b)
  • Review stricter domestic measures and reservations in order to determine whether they are effective in ensuring that trade in wild species is not detrimental to their survivial: CITES Decision 14.28
  • Assist other Parties, especially developing countries and countries with economies in transition, to increase their capacity to implement sustainable-use especially in pursuit of poverty alleviation: CBD Decision V/24, 5
  • Enlist the assistance of Scientific Authorities of other Parties, as appropriate: CITES Resolution 10.3 Recommends (d)
  • Consider sharing resources with neighbouring Parties by supporting common scientific institutions to provide the scientific findings required under the Convention: CITES Resolution 10.3 Recommends (e)
  • Parties to adopt programmes and measures and harmonise policies and strategies to protect the maritime area against the adverse effects of human activities so as to conserve marine ecosystems and restore marine areas which have been adversely affected: OSPAR Convention, Article 2 (1a & b)
  • Parties to co operate whenever appropriate and in particular where this would enhance the effective¬ness of measures taken under this Convention: Bern Convention, Article 11 (1a)
  • Cooperate to ensure that hunting legislation implements the principle of sustainable use: AEWA Annex Action Plan paragraph, 4
  • Cooperate in stock assessment and optimum utilisation and conservation of fisheries resources: MOU of CEM Article VI e
  • Corporate in developing, enacting and harmonising national framework and sectoral environmental laws, implementing regulations and guidelines on full involvement of people in sustainable use and management of environment and natural resources: MOU of CEM Article VII i
  • EU Members wishing to authorize the use of indigenous Birds shall first consult the Commission to exam jointly whether the marketing of Birds species would result in species being endangered throughout the EC: EU Birds, Article 6
  • Allocate the financial and human resources required for the effective enforcement of legislation governing the conservation and sustainable use of wildlife: SADC Protocol Wildlife Conservation and Law enforcement Article IX ii
  • The object of EC Regulation 338-97 is to protect species of wild fauna and flora and to guarantee their conservation by regulating trade therein in accordance with the objectives, principles and provisions of CITES: EU Regulation 338-97, Article 1
  • The Standing Committee shall use its best endeavours to facilitate a friendly settlement of any difficulty to which the execution of this Convention may give rise: Bern Convention, Article 18 (1)

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Author Commentary 1

The ten priority areas are: land and forest fires and transboundary haze pollution; coastal and marine environment; sustainable forest management; sustainable management of natural parks and protected areas; freshwater resources; public awareness and environmental education; promotion of environmentally–sound technologies and cleaner production; urban environmental management and governance; and sustainable development monitoring and reporting, and database harmonisation. This obligation is duplicated in the Protected Areas [Cooperation], Biodiversity & Climate Change [Provision of Resources], Inland Waters [Cooperation] and IAS [Cooperation] modules.

Author Commentary 2

This obligation is duplicated in the Management section of this module, the IAS module [Cooperation and Management sections], the Inland Waters module [Cooperation section] and the Pas module [Management and Cooperation sections].