Activity 2: Implement policies and plans for PAs

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Author Commentary 1

CMS Resolution 8.2, 1 and CMS Resolution 8.2, Annex : This is target 2.7 in the Strategic Plan 2006-2011, under objective 2: To ensure that migratory species benefit from the best possible conservation measures.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This Activity 1.2.2 of the PAs programme of work from Goal 1.2: to integrate PAs into broader land and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 1.3.2 of the PA programme of work, Goal 1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary PAs (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring PAs across national boundaries. 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 4.2.4 of the PAs programme of work under Goal 4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management. This should be carried out as part of an adaptive management strategy.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision V/3, 2 and CBD Decision V/3, Annex : response to the first issue in section C of the Annex, which sets out priority areas for action on coral bleaching. This obligation is duplicated in the policy activity of the legislation and policy section and the planning activity of the management section.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Article 8, f : This obligation is duplicated in the planning activity of the management section.

Author Commentary 7

WHC Decision 30 COM 11C.1 : This decision concerns the progress report on the implementation of the recommendations of the periodic report for the Arab States. This is part 6, which should be carried out in collaboration with the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies.

Author Commentary 8

Author Commentary 9

CBD Decision VIII/2, 6 : This includes incorporation of programmes into national development plans.

Author Commentary 10

CBD Decision VII/11, 3 : See CBD Decision VII/11, Annex 1 for guidelines on implementing the ecosystem approach. Guidelines should be adapted to local conditions and implemented in accordance with national legislation.

Author Commentary 11

CBD Decision VII/5, 5 and CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I : This is objective 1.1 of the programme of work for marine and coastal biodiversity. It includes parts b and i, which call for promotion of the application of EBM, through integration of coastal and watershed management and guidance on the maintenance and application of local and traditional knowledge.

Author Commentary 12

CBD Decision VI/9, 2 and CBD Decision VI/9, Annex : part (c) of the Annex, which is a global strategy for plant conservation. The ecosystem approach also implies intersectoral cooperation, decentralization of management to the lowest level appropriate, equitable distribution of benefits, and the use of adaptive management, modified in the light of experience and changing conditions.

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision VI/9, 2 ,and CBD Decision VI/9, Annex: part (b) (vi) of paragraph 12, which is target 6 of the global targets for the year 2010. The Annex is the global strategy for plant conservation.

Author Commentary 14

CMS Recommendation 7.2, a : Information and actions should cover targeted resources, resources being caught accidentally and the effects on these resources (estimate total by-catch in the fishery(ies) and population impact), and implementation of mitigation measures. This obligation is duplicated in the document knowledge activity of the assessment section.

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Author Commentary 16

WHC Decision 24 COM Agenda item VI, Section 3, 1 : part (ii) of section 3 'Representivity of the World Heritage List' on p. 9. This obligation is duplicated in the assessing PAs activity of the assessment section. This obligation is duplicated in the planning activity of the management section.

Author Commentary 17

CBD Decision VI/9, 2 and CBD Decision VI/9, Annex:part (b) (vii) of paragraph 12, which is target 7 of the global targets for the year 2010. The Annex is the global strategy for plant conservation.

Author Commentary 18

CBD Decision V/6, 2 : the ecosystem approach should be applied using the principles and guidance in sections B and C of CBD Decision V/6, 1 and CBD Decision V/6, Annex. Expressions of the approach should be adapted to local, national, and regional conditions, in particular in the context of activities developed within the thematic areas of the Convention.

Author Commentary 19

Ramsar Recommendation 6.1., 10 : This obligation is duplicated in the planning activity of the management section.

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Author Commentary 21

WHC Decision 18 COM Agenda item IX, part IX.21 : one of the essential functions of the Committee is to monitor the state of conservation of properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and continuous communication between the Committee and the States Parties regarding the state of conservation of the World Heritage sites is indispensable in this respect.