Activity 6: Manage resource use in PAs

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Author Commentary 1

MAB Seville Strategy Recommendation II.2, 2: Objective 2.2 aims to ensure better harmonization and interaction among the different biosphere reserve zones.

Author Commentary 2

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 1.5.6 of the PAs programme of work, Goal 1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to PAs. This obligation is duplicated in the cooperate internationally activity of the cooperation section, the policy activity of the legislation and policy section and the preserve customs activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Article 9, d: This applies except where special temporary ex-situ measures are required for the recovery and rehabilitation of threatened species and for their reintroduction into their natural habitats.

Author Commentary 4

UNCCD Article 8, 3Article 8 refers to the content of national action programmes, and comes under the regional implementation annex for Africa.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VIII/1, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex : This is Goal 4 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 6

CBD Decision VIII/21, 3 : This decision is concerned with threats to genetic resources in deep seabeds beyond national jurisdiction. Practices to be managed should be under the jurisdiction and control of Parties, and Parties should report on measures taken.

Author Commentary 7

CBD Decision VIII/22, 3 : This is part f of CBD Decision VIII/22, 3, which requests facilitating effective implementation of IMCAM.

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VIII/23, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/23, Annex to Section A: This is activity 3.4 in the proposed framework for a cross-cuttng initiative on biodiversity for food and nutrition. Wild resources include those that support bushmeat and fisheries. This obligation is duplicated in the preserve customs activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 9

CBD Decision VIII/2, 3 and CBD Decision VIII/2, Annex : This is Goal 4 of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid land biodiversity. The targets within this goal should be referred to.

Author Commentary 10

CBD Decision VII/27, 3 and CBD Decision VII/27, Annex : This is Goal 1.3 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity. This should be referred to for details of the actions within it.

Author Commentary 11

CBD Decision VII/5, 5 and CBD Decision VII/5, Annex I : This is objective 2.4 of the programme of work for marine and coastal biodiversity, including parts a and b, which aim to identify threats to and take measures to eliminate destructive practices in, these areas, which include seamounts, hydrothermal vents, and areas containing cold-water corals. This duplicates CBD Decision VII/5, 6 and 62.

Author Commentary 12

CITES Resolution 13.2 and CITES Resolution 13.2, Annex : This is practical principle 7 of the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines.

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision VI/22, 32 : This obligation is duplicated in the preserve customs activity in the SIL section.

Author Commentary 14

CBD Decision VI/22, 28 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex: objective 1 under Goal 4 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/22, 28 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex : objective 2 under Goal 4 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 16

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 healthy habitats activity of the management section.

Author Commentary 17

CMS Recommendation 7.2, b asks Parties to determine the impact of by-catch on migratory species whilst CMS Resolution 6.2, 2asks to protect migratory species from by-catch.

Author Commentary 18

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).