Activity 5: Restore the health of habitats and the resources they provide

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution IX.9, 12 : See also Ramsar Resolution VIII.35 on the impacts of natural disasters, particularly drought, on wetland ecosystems, and Ramsar Resolution VIII.1 on the Guidelines for the allocation and management of water for maintaining the ecological functions of wetlands.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This Activity 1.2.5 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 1.5.3 of the PAs programme of work, Goal 1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to PAs.

Author Commentary 4

CMS Article 3 : This is within part 4 of Article 3. Migratory species threatened with extinction are listed on Appendix I of the Convention.

Author Commentary 5

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 4.1 : Action 4.1.4 under this Operational Objective calls for the application of the Principles and guidelines for wetland restoration (Ramsar Resolution VIII.16, Annex).

Author Commentary 6

Ramsar Resolution IX.4, 30 : The paragraph asks to take into account the Guidelines for allocation and management of water for maintaining the ecological fiunctions of wetlands (Ramsar Resolution VIII.1, Annex), the Principles and guidelines for incorporating wetland issues into Integrated Coastal Zone Management (Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex), and the guidance contained in Ramsar Resolution VIII.32 on mangrove ecosystems.

Author Commentary 7

CMS Resolution 8.2, 1 and CMS Resolution 8.2, Annex: This is target 2.3 in the Strategic Plan 2006-2011, under objective 2: To ensure that migratory species benefit from the best possible conservation measures. This repeats CMS Article 3.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VII/27, 3 and CBD Decision VII/27, Annex: This is Goal 1.2 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity. Actions 1.2.5, 1.2.9 and 1.2.11 within it should particularly be referred to.

Author Commentary 9

CBD Decision VII/4, 10 and CBD Decision VII/4, Annex : This is Goal 1.3 of the revised programme of work on inland water biodiversity, which should be referred to for specific activities.

Author Commentary 10

CBD Decision VII/5, 60: This duplicates objective 2.4 of the programme of work for marine and coastal biodiversity.

Author Commentary 11

CITES Decision 13.29: This applies to all range States of Saiga tatarica: Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russian Federation, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Report on this 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. An additional part of this decision is duplicated in the cooperate internationally activity of the cooperation section.

Author Commentary 12

UNCCD Decision 6/1, 10 : particularly applies to developed country Parties.

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision VI/22, 28 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex: objective 5 under Goal 2 in programme element 1 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 14

CBD Decision VI/22, 28 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex : objective 1 under Goal 3 in programme element 1 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 15

CBD Decision VI/9, 2 and CBD Decision VI/9, Annex : 5 (b) 'conserving plant diversity' in the objectives of the Annex, which is a global strategy for plant conservation. The Strategy will pay special attention to the conservation of the world's important areas of plant diversity, and to the conservation of plant species of direct importance to human societies.

Author Commentary 16

Ramsar Resolution VII/17, 13: This obligation is duplicated in the transboundary PAs activity of the cooperation section and the legislation activity of the legislation and policy section.

Author Commentary 17

CITES Resolution 13.4, d : This obligation is duplicated in the transboundary PAs activity of the cooperation section.