Activity 7: Manage inland water-dependent species

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Author Commentary 1

CMS Resolution 6.4, 1
CMS Resolution 6.4, Annex
Operational objective 1.1 (birds) of the Strategic Plan for 2000-2005 requests to stimulate concerted actions in favour of each of the endangered bird species listed in Apendix I,. Operational objective 2.3 (mitigation of obstacles to migration) requires Parties to endeavour to mitigate obstacles to migration: reviewing the special problems faced by migratory animals, and propose remedial measures.

Author Commentary 2

CMS Recommendation 5.1,1
Refers to the following wetland-dependent species: Pelecanus crispus, Anser erythropus, Branta ruficollis, Marmaronetta angustirostris, Aythya nyroca, Polycsticta stelleri, Oxyura leucocephala, Aquila clanga, Numenius tenuirostris, Larus audouinii, Acrocephalus paludicola, Phalacrocorax pygmeus and Crex crex.

Author Commentary 3

CMS Recommendation 4.1, 2
CMS Recommendation 4.1, Annex
The following principles of the Guidelines for the Conservation and Management of the Great Cormorant are relevant here: a) Where appropriate, a conservation and management plan or policy should be developed; b) A number of breeding colonies adequate to maintain a favourable conservation status should be fully protected in each of the countries where the Great Cormorant nests; d) Control of the species may be allowed where serious damage to specified interests can be verified and where there are no other satisfactory solutions; e) Serious damage should be alleviated primarily by appropriate management of the human activities concerned, including a policy of support to fish-farming where it is favourable to fauna, flora and habitats, adaptation of fishing methods and gear, and scaring techniques; f) Intervention within the breeding colonies, if it appears necessary, may only be authorized in particular cases where it can be demonstrated that it will not have a significant negative impact on the conservation status of cormorants; g) Once a year, the extent of controls and the methods used should be communicated to the Secretariat.

Author Commentary 3a

CBD Decision VIII/1, 1 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This is priority action 3.1 of the programme of work on island biodiversity.

Author Commentary 3b

CBD Decision VIII/1, 1 and
CBD Decision VIII/1, Annex:
This is priority action 4.1 of the programme of work on island biodiversity. It makes specific reference to knowledge of indigenous and local communities regarding land-races of crops and stock strains on islands.

Author Commentary 4

CBD Decision VI/22, 11
CBD Decision VI/22, Annex
Programme element 1, goal 3, objective 2 of the expanded programme of work on forest biodiversity asks for the promotion of forest management practices that further the conservation of endemic and threatened species.

Author Commentary 5

CBD Decision V/23, 3
CBD Decision V/23, Annex
Activity 9b of the programme of work on dry and sub-humid lands addresses promoting sustainable harvesting including of wildlife, as well as ranching, including game-ranching, as a support for sustainable livelihoods.

Author Commentary 6

CMS Recommendation 8.12, 1
The following activities are suggested to implement this provision: protecting and managing breeding sites and migratory bottlenecks; alleviating habitat degradation; controlling shooting, poisoning and taking; raising awareness; monitoring populations; and exchanging information.

Author Commentary 7

CMS Resolution 7.1, 1
Refers to Platalea minor, Eurynorhynchus pygmeus, Sterna bernsteini and other species of Appendix I.

Author Commentary 8

The catalogue of measures on electrocution that CMS Resolution 7.4, 5 is referring to is available at http://www.cms.int/bodies/COP/cop7/list_of_docs/pdf/en/caution_electrocution.pdf.