Activity 4: Maintain healthy habitats and the resources they provide

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
Restrict the information to :
All agreements
Global agreements Regional agreements
Restrict to selected parties

or press CTRL or key to select more

Component 1

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

Indirectly relevant obligations and commitments


Restrict again!

Author Commentary 1

MAB Seville Strategy Recommendation II1.2, 5 In situ conservation of genetic resources includes wild relatives of cultivated and domesticated species. Objective 1.2 aims to integrate biosphere reserves into conservation planning.

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 11.1 : Action 11.1.1 refers to the definition of ‘ecological character’ and ‘change in ecological character’ as adopted by Ramsar Resolution VII.1, 11. Action 11.1.2 calls for application of the New guidelines for management planning for Ramsar sites and other wetlands (Ramsar Resolution VIII.14, Annex).

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This Activity 1.2.3 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 4

CBD Decision VI/22, 28 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex : part f of objective 3 'ensure adequate and effected protected forest area networks' under Goal 3 in programme element 1 of the Annex, which is the expanded programme of work on forest biodiversity.

Author Commentary 5

UNFCCC Article 4, 1 : Refers to greenhouse gases not controlled by the Montreal Protocol. This obligation is duplicated in the cooperate internationally activity of the cooperation section.

Author Commentary 6

WHC Article 4 : Refer to Articles 1 and 2 for definitions of cultural and natural heritage. Assistance and cooperation may particularly be financial, artistic, scientific and technical.

Author Commentary 7

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 3.2 : under this Operational Objective requests the implementation of the Guidelines for global action on peatlands (Ramsar Resolution VIII.17, A).

Author Commentary 8

Ramsar Resolution IX.4, 28 : The paragraph refers to Ramsar Resolution VIII.14 on management planning.

Author Commentary 9

Ramsar Resolution IX.9, 18 : The paragraph lists the following measures for this support: assistance with reduction of the impact of natural disasters, establishment or maintenance of greenbelts of mangroves, mitigation of impacts of future tsunami and storm damage, strengthening of regional initiatives, assistance with monitoring of ecological impacts of disasters.

Author Commentary 10

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex : This is Goal 1 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. The actions within this goal and supporting actions in the appendix to the programme of work should be referred to.

Author Commentary 11

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex : This is Goal 2 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. The actions within this goal and supporting actions in the appendix to the programme of work should be referred to.

Author Commentary 12

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 < and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex : This is Goal 3 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. The actions within this goal and supporting actions under this goal in the appendix to the programme of work should be referred to.

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex : This is Goal 8 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. The actions within this goal should be referred to, which specifically call for the development of policies and programmes to ensure the ability of islands to support livelihoods. Supporting actions under this goal in the appendix to the programme of work should also be referred to.

Author Commentary 14

CBD Decision VIII/2, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/2, Annex : This is Goal 1 of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid land biodiversity. The targets within this goal call for the establishment of protected area networks, and should be referred to.

Author Commentary 15

CBD Decision VIII/2, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/2, Annex : This is Goal 2 of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid land biodiversity. The targets within this goal call for maintaining genetic diversity and populations of species, and should be referred to.

Author Commentary 16

CBD Decision VIII/2, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/2, Annex: This is Goal 8 of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid land biodiversity. The targets within this goal should be referred to.

Author Commentary 17

CBD Decision VII/27, 3 and CBD Decision VII/27, Annex : This is Goal 1.5 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity. This should be referred to for details of the actions within it. This obligation is duplicated in the preserve customs activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 18

Ramsar Resolution VIII.3, 14 : specific on wetlands, contributes to CBD Decision VII/15, 12, which refers to ecosystems in general.

Author Commentary 19

CMS Recommendation 7.6, 1 : This is part (e) 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 20

CBD Decision V/4, 3: actions should be taken within the scope of the existing programme of work and should consider the outcome of the fourth session of the Intergovernmental Forum on Forests (UNEP/CBD/COP/5/INF/16), and contribute to the future work of the United Nations Forum on Forests. This obligation is duplicated in the resource use activity of the management section.

Author Commentary 21

Ramsar Resolution VII.17, 12: This obligation is duplicated in the policy activity of the legislative measures and national policies section.

Author Commentary 22

Ramsar Recommendation 4.1 : This obligation is duplicated in the policy activity of the legislative measures and national policies section.

Author Commentary 23

Ramsar Recommendation 2.3, Annex : The Framework for Implementing the Convention carries a number of provisions relevant for aspects of wetland management: Provision of measures to mitigate or exclude any adverse effects of wetland transformation, including compensation measures, if transformation of wetlands is planned (national measures number 2.6); monitoring and follow-up of authorized operations affecting wetlands including the adoption and utilization of corrective measures where required (2.7); definition and implementation of measures required to maintain the ecological character of wetlands (3.1); promotion of the sustainable management of wetlands to avoid over-exploitation of wetlands resources, and to provide for a firm social and economic basis for wetland conservation (3.2); effective conservation of listed wetlands, including wardening, development of buffer zones, and other land-use control mechanisms (5.2).

Author Commentary 24

This obligation is duplicated in the Sustainable Use module [Legislative Measures and National Policies, and Management], the Inland Waters module [Management], the IAS module [Management] and the Climate Change & Biodiversity module [Adaptation].