Activity 6: Ensure sustaianable use of mountain biological diversity

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

  • Implement the programme of work on mountain biological diversity in the context of national and sub-national priorities and needs, by promoting the sustainable use of mountain biological resources: CBD Decision VII/27, 2 SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Take into account the knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities and ensure their participation in conservation and sustainable use of mountain biological diversity: CBD Decision VII/27, 6 SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Share information concerning the study, conservation and wise use of mountain and high altitude wetlands: Ramsar Resolution VIII.12, 15
  • Ensure due attention is given to the importance of the conservation and wise use of mountain and high altitude wetlands in river basin management plans: Ramsar Resolution VIII.12, 16
  • Develop plans for the wise use and conservation of mountain wetlands: Ramsar Resolution VIII.12, 18

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/27, 2
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
Programme element 1, Goal 1.3 is ‘To promote the sustainable use of mountain biological resources.'

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/27, 6
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
Programme element 2, Goal 2.2 is ‘To respect, preserve and maintain knowledge, practices and innovations of indigenous and local communities in mountain regions.'