Activity 9: Provide support for Ramsar activities on sustainable use

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Give priority for support to the development of networks of Ramsar sites, in recognition of their function in combating poverty through the sustainable use of their ecosystems: Ramsar Resolution VIII.10, 41
  • Take on the renewed challenge of implementing the Strategic Plan 2003-2008, including promoting international assistance to support the conservation and wise use of wetlands: Ramsar Resolution VIII/25, 8 SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Take on the renewed challenge of implementing the Strategic Plan 2003-2008, including identifying the training needs concerned with the conservation and wise use of wetlands and implementing appropriate responses: Ramsar Resolution VIII/25, 8 SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Continue making annual voluntary contributions to the Ramsar Small Grants Fund for Wetland Conservation and Wise Use: Ramsar Resolution VIII/29, 11

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.25, 8
Ramsar Resolution VIII.25, 8 Annex
The Operational objective 15.1 of the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008 (contained in the Annex) is to ‘Promote international assistance to support the conservation and wise use of wetlands.’

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Resolution VIII.25, 8
Ramsar Resolution VIII.25, Annex
The Operational objective 20.1 of the Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008 (contained in the Annex) is to ‘Identify the training needs of institutions and individuals concerned with the conservation and wise use of wetlands, particularly in developing countries and countries in transition, and implement appropriate responses.’