Activity 1: Develop, review and enforce legislation

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Component 1: Develop, review and enforce legislation

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Component 2: Develop, review and enforce species-related legislation

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution VIII.24, 4 The UNEP guidelines are available on the background pages of this website.

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Resolution VII.6, 10 Ramsar Resolution VII.7, 6 Both ask for application of the Guidelines for reviewing laws and institutions (see Ramsar Resolution VII.7, Annex) and are almost identical.

Author Commentary 3

Ramsar Resolution VII.7, 6 Ramsar Resolution VII.7, Annex The Guidelines for reviewing laws and institutions to promote the conservation and wise use of wetlands address the purpose of a legal and institutional review, preparing for and carrying out the legal and institutional review.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/12, 2 CBD Decision VII/12, Annex II Practical Principle 2 of the Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity states that, recognizing the need for a governing framework, local users of biodiversity components should be sufficiently empowered and supported by rights to be responsible and accountable for use of the resources concerned.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision VII/27, 2 CBD Decision VII/27, Annex Goal 2.1 of the programme of work on mountain biodiversity asks for enhancing the legal, policy, institutional and economic framework.

Author Commentary 6

CBD Decision VI/22, 11 CBD Decision VI/22, Annex Objective 3 of goal 1 under programme element 2 of the expanded programme of work on forest biodiversity invites Parties and Governments to develop good governance practices, and to review and implement forest and forest-related laws, tenure and planning systems. Objective 4 of goal 1 under programme element 2 is on promoting forest law enforcement and addressing related trade.

Author Commentary 6a

CBD Decision VIII/1, 1 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This is priority action 7.1 of the programme of work on island biodiversity.

Author Commentary 6b

CBD Decision VIII/1, 1 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This is priority action 7.2 of the programme of work on island biodiversity.

Author Commentary 6c

CBD Decision VIII/1, 1 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This is priority action 7.3 of the programme of work on island biodiversity.