Activity 6: Develop standards, criteria and indicators for assessing PAs

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex :This is Activity 1.1.1 of the PAs programme of work. Goal 1.1 encourages the establishment and strengthening of national and regional PA systems.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 23 : Take into account the Strategic Plan of the Convention, the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, the Plan of Implementation of the WSSD and the MDGs, as well as any targets adopted by the Conference of the Parties.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 4.1.1 of the PAs programme of work under Goal 4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional PA systems. This obligation is duplicated in the cooperate internationally activity of the cooperation section.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 4.2.1 of the PAs programme of work under Goal 4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management. Take into account the IUCN-WCPA framework and other methodologies, which should be adapted to local conditions.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 4.3.4 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 4.3: To assess and monitor PA status and trends.

Author Commentary 6

Ramsar Recommendation 2.3, Annex, 1.2 : This obligation is duplicated in the planning activity of the management section and the monitor PAs activity of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 7

CBD Decision VII/5, 5 and CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I : This is objective 1.3 of the programme of work for marine and coastal biodiversity. It includes part (c), which promotes identification of regional key habitats for marine resources to develop policies to prevent destruction of these habitats, and restore degraded habitats.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VI/22, 28 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex : objective 1 under goal 2 in programme element 3 of the Annex, which is the expanded programme of work on forest biodiversity. Activities within this objective should be referred to for details.

Author Commentary 9

CBD Decision V/23, 3 and CBD Decision V/23, Annex : activity 3 under paragraph 6 of the draft programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands.

Author Commentary 10

CBD Decision IV/6, 6 : This obligation is duplicated in the develop tools activity of the assessment section.

Author Commentary 11

Ramsar Resolution VIII.38, 13 updates the guidance from Ramsar Resolution VI.4, 8-10 : urging Parties to use the third edition of Waterbird Population Estimates as the basis for identifying the 1% threshold for Ramsar sites. The Wetlands International publication “Waterbird Population Estimates” is available at http://www.wetlands.org/pubs&/WPE.htm. 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.