Activity 1: Assess sites

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VIII/3, 9
CBD Decision VIII/3, Annex
This is activity 17 of the planned activities to support the programme of work on PAs. These activities should priority-setting for establishing protected areas and modelling changes in species distributions due to climate or other changes.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VIII/3, 9
CBD Decision VIII/3, Annex
This is activity 17 of the planned activities to support the programme of work on PAs. This includes providing species occurrence data in PAs to countries of origin and analysing species distributions using niche modelling.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/14, 10
CBD Decision VII/14, Annex
This is part 13 in the guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development.Refer to part 12, which states that baseline information is needed for impact assessment and decision-making and that its compilation should follow the ecosystem approach.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VI/8, 2
CBD Decision VI/8, Annex Part (ii) of activity 4.1
On forest biodiversity under objective 4, to include key taxonomic objectives within the major thematic programmes of the Convention to generate information needed for decision-making and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VI/9, 2
CBD Decision VI/9, Annex
This is part (i) under 5 (a)Understanding and documenting plant ’diversity” in the objectives of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.

Author Commentary 6

Ramsar Resolution VII. 11, 14
Ramsar Resolution VII. 11, Annex
The Strategic Framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance is included in Ramsar Resolution VII. 11, Annex.

Author Commentary 7

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 12.1
The inventory-related action under this Operational Objective is action 12.1.1, which calls for the identification of all wetland systems shared with other Parties or non-parties.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VII/27, 3
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
This is goal 3.1 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity. This should be referred to for details of the actions within it.

Author Commentary 9

CBD Decision VII/27, 3
CBD Decision VII/27, Annex
This is goal 3.2 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity. This should be referred to for details of the actions within it.

Author Commentary 10

CITES Decision 13.32
This applies to all range States of Saiga tatarica: Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Report through the Secretariat, to the Standing Committee at each of its meetings between its 53rd meeting and the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.

Author Commentary 11

Ramsar Resolution VIII.16, 13
Ramsar Resolution VIII.16, Annex
The Principles and guidelines for wetland restoration use flowcharts to explain the guidelines for wetland restoration and the process for identification of potential wetland restoration projects.

Author Commentary 12

Ramsar Resolution VIII.33, 8
Ramsar Resolution VIII.33, Annex
The Guidance for identifying, sustainably managing, and designating temporary pools as Wetlands of International Importance addresses identification of temporary pools, sustainably managing temporary pools and the designation of temporary pools as Ramsar sites.

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision V/23, 3
CBD Decision V/23, Annex
Activity 1 under paragraph 6 of the draft programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands. This obligation is duplicated in the activity on assessing PAs of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 14

CBD Decision V/23, 3
CBD Decision V/23, Annex
Activity 2 under paragraph 6 of the draft programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands. Examples of areas include those containing endemic species and low-lying wetlands, with reference to the criteria in Annex I to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Author Commentary 15

CBD Decision V/2, 3
This obligation is duplicated in the reporting activity of the CEPA section.

Author Commentary 16

WHC Decision 24 COM Agenda item VI, Section 3, 1
This ispart (ii) of section 3 'Representivity of the World Heritage List' on p. 9

Author Commentary 17

CMS Recommendation 7.6, 1
This is part (b) of CMS Recommendation 7.6, 1. It applies to the Range States of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and eastern Atlantic Ocean regions.

Author Commentary 18

Ramsar Resolution VII.19, 10i
This obligation is duplicated in the activity on cooperating on transboundary PAs of the cooperation section.

Author Commentary 19

Ramsar Resolution VIII.6, 16,
Ramsar Resolution VII.20, 11,
Ramsar Recommendation 4.4,
Ramsar Recommendation 2.3, Annex, 1.1
Ramsar Recommendation 1.5
These resolutions and recommendations build on each other, with the latest version in Resolution VIII.6,16 being the most comprehensive one. It stresses that the compilation of national wetland inventories should be a high priority and that the Framework for Wetland Inventory should be used for the compilation of the inventories. Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 1.1 is accompanied by Action 1.1.2, which outlines the type of information that national wetland inventories should include. World Heritage Convention Article 11, 1 could be complementary to all those Ramsar Resolutions and vice versa.

Author Commentary 20

Ramsar Resolution VII.20, 14
This obligation is duplicated in the activity on cooperating on transboundary PAs of the cooperation section.

Author Commentary 21

Ramsar Resolution VII.21, 11
This obligation is duplicated in the activity on documenting knowledge of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 22

Ramsar Resolution VII.13, 6
Ramsar Resolution VII.13, Annex
on the Guidelines for identifying and designating karst and other subterranean hydrological systems as Wetlands of International Importance are complimentary to Ramsar Resolution VII.13, 8; they repeat Ramsar Resolution VI.5, 9. This obligation is duplicated in the activity on establishing PAs of the legislation and policy section.

Author Commentary 23

CMS Recommendation 4.3, 4
This is applicable to Range States. This is applicable to Range States. This obligation is duplicated in the activity on using plans and strategies of the management section.