Activity 1: Cooperate on transboundary inland waters

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 12.1
Action 12.1.1 under this Operational Objective calls for cooperation with the adjoining jurisdiction in the management of the shared wetland systems, referring to the Guidelines on integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management (Ramsar Resolution VII.18, Annex) and the Principles and guidelines for integrating wetlands into Integrated Coastal Zone Management (Ramsar Resolution VIII.4, Annex).

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Strategic Plan 2003-2008, Operational Objective 12.2
Action 12.2.1 asks for giving priority to waterbirds, fish and marine turtles, especially those that are globally threatened, actions 12.2.2 and 12.2.3 refer to activities for wetland-dependent migratory species.

Author Commentary 3

Ramsar Resolution VIII.1, 18
Ramsar Resolution VIII.1, Annex
The Guidelines for allocation and management of water for maintaining the ecological fiunctions of wetlands contain principles, operationalizing the principles, the decision-making framework, the process for determining water allocations, scientific tools and methods, and implementation.

Author Commentary 4

Ramsar Resolution VII.18, 17 Ramsar Resolution VII.18, Annex The Guidelines for integrating wetland conservation and wise use into river basin management, annexed to Ramsar Resolution VII.18, cover institutional frameworks, assessment and enhancement of the role of wetlands in water management, minimising the impacts of land use and development projects on wetlands and their biodiversity, maintenance of natural water regimes to maintain wetlands, and international cooperation. The Guidelines for international cooperation under the Convention, annexed to Ramsar Resolution VII.19, address shared wetlands and river basins, shared wetland-dependent species, working with international/regional conventions and agencies, sharing of expertise and information, international assistance, sustainable harvesting and international trade in plants and animal products, and foreign investment to ensure wetland conservation and wise use.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VII/28, 5
CBD Decision VII/28, Annex
Goal 1.3. of the programme of work on protected areas requests establishing and strengthening regional networks, transboundary protected areas and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision V/23, 3
CBD Decision V/23, Annex
Activity 8d of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands asks for encouraging bilateral and subregional cooperation to address transboundary issues (such as facilitating access to transboundary rangelands).

Author Commentary 7

The fields of cooperation include, but are not limited to irrigation, hydro-power, navigation, flood control, fisheries, timber floating, recreation and tourism.

Author Commentary 8

This obligation is duplicated in the Cooperation section [2.2] of this module, in the Sustainable Use module [Cooperation] and the IAS module [Cooperation].

Author Commentary 9

This obligation is duplicated in the Sustainable Use module [Management and Cooperation sections], the IAS module [Management and Cooperation sections], and the Protected Areas module [Management and Cooperation sections].