Activity 2: Review and develop legislation for PAs

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Component 1: Develop national legislation

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Component 2: Implement national legislation

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Author Commentary 1

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 3.1.7 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 3.1, which aims to provide an enabling policy, and institutional and socio-economic environment for PAs. This includes PAs on private lands and reserves. This obligation is duplicated in the incentives activity of the economic instruments section.

Author Commentary 2

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

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/27, 3 and CBD Decision VII/27, Annex : This is Goal 2.1 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity, which should be referred to for details of the actions within it, especially actions 2.1.5, 2.1.6 and 2.1.7. This obligation is duplicated in part in the incentives activity of the economic instruments section.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/14, 10 and CBD Decision VII/14, Annex : This is parts (a) and (c) of guideline 28 in the guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development. Guideline 29 should also be referred to.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 2.1.1 of the PAs programme of work and is an activity under Goal 2.1, which aims to promote equity and benefit-sharing. This may include areas conserved by indigenous and local communities and private nature reserves. This should be carried out with full participation of indigenous and local communities. This obligation is duplicated in the impacts activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex: This is Activity 2.2.4 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders. It applies to community-based and private PAs. This obligation is duplicated in the capacity-building activity of the resources section and the participation activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 7

Author Commentary 8

CBD Decision VII/28, 19 and CBD Decision VII/28, Annex : This is Activity 3.1.3 of the PAs programme of work, under Goal 3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas.

Author Commentary 9

WHC Article 5, d : provides guidelines for implementing Article 4, which asks parties to identify, protect, conserve, present and transmit to future generations cultural and natural heritage situated on your territory, with any international assistance and co-operation you may be able to obtain.

Author Commentary 10

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

Author Commentary 11

CBD Decision VII/14, 10 and CBD Decision VII/14, Annex : This is guideline 31 in the guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development. Guideline 3 should also be referred to. This obligation is duplicated in the impacts activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 12

CBD Decision VII/14, 10 and CBD Decision VII/14, Annex : This is parts c and d of guideline 32 in the guidelines on biodiversity and tourism development. Guideline 3 should also be referred to.

Author Commentary 13

CBD Decision VII/16, E9 and CBD Decision VII/16, Annex to part E : This is element 2 of the plan of action for retention of traditional knowledge. It also applies to culturally significant sites.

Author Commentary 14

CITES Resolution 13.2 and CITES Resolution 13.2, Annex com 22 : This is practical principle 3 of the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines.

Author Commentary 15

CITES Decision 13.26 and CITES Decision 13, Annex 1 : This is action point 1.1.4 of objective 1.1 of the Action Plan.

Author Commentary 16

CBD Decision VI/22, 30 : recognize the negative impacts on biodiversity in the absence of these actions.

Author Commentary 17

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

Author Commentary 18

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

Author Commentary 19

Ramsar Resolution VII.8, 14 : is similar but more specific than Ramsar Recommendation 6.3, 11. This obligation is duplicated in the participation activity of the Stakeholders and Indigenous and Local Communities section

Author Commentary 20

Ramsar Resolution VII/8, 15 : This obligation is duplicated in the participation activity of the SIL section.

Author Commentary 21

CITES Resolution 12.5 : This applies to all Parties and non-Parties, especially range and consumer States of Asian big cat species.

Author Commentary 22

This obligation is duplicated in the Sustainable Use module.