Activity 4: Establish and manage inland water protected areas

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Author Commentary 1

Ramsar Resolution IX.20, 13:
The paragraph makes reference to programme element 1 of the CBD programme of work on protected areas in CBD Decision VII/28, Annex and its provisions on planning, selecting, establishing, strengthening and managing protected area systems and sites.

Author Commentary 2

Ramsar Recommendation 4.4
CBD Decision VII/4, Annex
(goal 1.2, see belowcomment 3) complement each other, although Ramsar’s wetlands and the CBD’s inland waters are not identical and Ramsar Recommendation 4.4 is restricted to national networks. Both Ramsar Recommendation 4.4 and CBD Decision VII/4, Annex contribute to the wider-ranging CBD Decision VII/28, Annex (goal 1.1, see comment 4).

Author Commentary 2a

CBD Decision VIII/24, 11:
Regarding inland waters, the paragraph asks to pay particular attention to creating further freshwater protected areas.

Author Commentary 3

CBD Decision VII/4, 7
CBD Decision VII/4, Annex:
Goal 1.2 of the revised programme of work on inland water biodiversity asks for establishing and maintaining comprehensive, adequate and representative systems of protected inland water ecosystems.

Author Commentary 3a

This is priority action 2.1 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. It specifies the provisions of the CBD programme of work on protected areas (CBD Decision VII/28, Annex) for islands.

Author Commentary 3b

This is priority action 12.2 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. It specifies the provisions of the CBD programme of work on protected areas (CBD Decision VII/28, Annex) for islands and links it to climate change.

Author Commentary 3c

CBD Decision VIII/24, 31:
The tools that the paragraph is referring to are described in paragraph 29 of the same decision.

Author Commentary 3d

CBD Decision VIII/24, 34:
The tools that the paragraph is referring to are described in paragraph 29 of the same decision.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VII/28, 5
CBD Decision VII/28, Annex:
The programme of work on protected areas carries a range of provisions relevant for establishing and managing inland water protected areas. Goal 1.1 asks for establishing and strengthening of national and regional protected area systems integrated into a global network; goal 1.2 for the integration of protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors; goal 1.4 for a substantially improvement of site-based protected area planning and management; and goal 1.5 for the prevention and mitigation of the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas. Goal 2.1 aims for the promotion of equity and benefit-sharing; goal 4.1 for developing and adopting of minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems. Goal 4.2 addresses the evaluation and improvement of the effectiveness of protected areas management.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision V/23, 3
CBD Decision V/23, Annex:
Activity 7a of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands addresses the use and establishment of additional protected areas and the development of further specific measures for the conservation of dryland biodiversity, including the strengthening of measures in existing protected areas, investments in sustainable livelihoods, and conservation measures.