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Ramsar COP10 DR 24 Draft Resolution X.24 Climate change and wetlands

Ramsar COP10 DR 24 Draft Resolution X.24 Climate change and wetlands

19. RECALLING the decision (Decision 13/CP.8) of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at its eighth session concerning the need for a Joint Liaison Group (JLG) between the UNFCCC, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and its invitation to the Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention to share information and to participate in the meetings of the JLG as appropriate; the establishment by the Executive Secretary of the CBD of the Biodiversity Liaison Group (BLG) of the secretariats of the “biodiversity cluster” of multilateral environment agreements (CBD, Ramsar, CMS, CITES, and the World Heritage Convention); and the decision to call meetings of the Chairs of the Scientific Advisory Bodies of the Biodiversity-related Conventions (CSAB); and RECOGNIZING that these fora provide important
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Ramsar COP10 DR 20 Draft Resolution X.20 Biogeographic regionalization in the application of the Strategic Framework for the List of Wetlands of International Importance: scientific and technical guidance

Ramsar COP10 DR 20 Draft Resolution X.20 Biogeographic regionalization in the application of the Strategic Framework for the List of Wetlands of International Importance: scientific and technical guidance

1. RECALLING the Contracting Parties’ requests to the Scientific & Technical Review Panel (STRP) in Resolutions VIII.7 and VIII.11 (2002) to provide advice on biogeographic regionalization schemes and on interpretation of the term “under-represented type” in the context of available information on the global extent of different wetland types and their representation in the Ramsar List, and to investigate methods of defining targets for representation of wetland types in the Ramsar List in the context of the Strategic Framework and guidelines for the future development of the List of Wetlands of International Importance;
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Ramsar COP10 DR 29 Draft Resolution X.29 Clarifying the functions of agencies and related bodies implementing the Convention at the national level

Ramsar COP10 DR 29 Draft Resolution X.29 Clarifying the functions of agencies and related bodies implementing the Convention at the national level

The National Focal Point for STRP (Scientific and Technical Review Panel) is a recognized and committed technical expert in wetlands of the government or some another entity, appointed by the Administrative Authority. STRP NFPs primarily liaise between regional members of the Panel and national networks of other competent experts.

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Ramsar COP10 DR 21 Draft Resolution X.21 Guidance on responding to the continued spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1

Ramsar COP10 DR 21 Draft Resolution X.21 Guidance on responding to the continued spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1

recognised that, as well as the direct impacts of HPAI H5N1 on susceptible birds, public attitudes (and therefore support for wetland conservation, particularly of Ramsar sites and other wetlands of importance for waterbirds) could be negatively affected by concerns about the possible role of waterbirds in the spread of HPAI H5N1. Parties at COP9 were also greatly concerned that in many countries there was a significant lack of information and, in some countries, public misunderstanding, about important issues related to the spread of HPAI, the risks it may pose, and how to anticipate and respond to outbreaks of HPAI. Accordingly COP9 agreed Resolution IX.23 on Highly pathogenic avian influenza and its consequences for wetland and waterbird conservation and wise use. This Resolution inter alia called on the Convention’s Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) to develop practical advice that could assist countries in responding to this serious and rapidly developing situation. 6. In particular, Ramsar COP9 requested the STRP, with the Scientific Task Force on Avian
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Ramsar COP10 DR 16 Draft Resolution X.16 A Framework for processes of detecting, reporting and responding to change in wetland ecological character

Ramsar COP10 DR 16 Draft Resolution X.16 A Framework for processes of detecting, reporting and responding to change in wetland ecological character

designated as Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar sites), a number of aspects of the Framework are equally applicable to all wetlands in relation to the wise use aspects of Article 3.1 of the Convention, which states that “The Contracting Parties shall formulate and implement their planning so as to promote … as far as possible the wise use of wetlands in their territory,” particularly since COP9 Resolution IX.1 Annex A linked the concepts of wise use and ecological character such that the present definition of “wise use” is that:
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Draft Resolution X.00 The Ramsar Strategic Plan 2009-2014

Draft Resolution X.00 The Ramsar Strategic Plan 2009-2014

4. FURTHER AWARE of the many challenges that still require urgent attention in order to achieve wetland wise use under the Convention, including inter alia inventory; assessment and monitoring; institutional frameworks, laws and policies; integration of wetland wise use into local, national and international planning and decision-making; the role of wetlands and their ecosystem services in supporting human well-being and alleviating poverty; climate change mitigation and adaptation; restoration and rehabilitation of wetlands; invasive alien species; agricultural influence and impact; management by local communities and indigenous people; cultural issues; involvement of the private sector; incentive measures; communication, education, participation and awareness, including training and capacity-building; strategic designation of Wetlands of International
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Ramsar COP11 DR14, Rev.1 Draft Resolution XI.14 , Rev. 1 Climate change and wetlands: implications for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

Ramsar COP11 DR14, Rev.1 Draft Resolution XI.14 , Rev. 1 Climate change and wetlands: implications for the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

20. ALSO AFFIRMS that this Resolution builds upon Resolution X.24 on Climate change and wetlands, which requested the Ramsar Secretariat, the STRP, and the Coordinating Committee for Global Action on Peatlands (CCGAP) to work together with relevant international conventions and agencies (including the CBD, CMS, UNCCD, UNEP, UNDP, FAO and the World Bank, and especially UNFCCC and IPCC, acknowledging the distinct mandates and independent legal status of each convention) and the need to avoid duplication and promote cost savings, [and recognizing that the multilateral forum for discussions on climate change is the UNFCCC]) to investigate the potential contribution of wetland ecosystems to climate change mitigation and adaptation, especially for reducing vulnerability and increasing resilience to climate change, and to prepare advice for
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Ramsar COP10 DR 13 Draft Resolution X.13 The status of sites in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

Ramsar COP10 DR 13 Draft Resolution X.13 The status of sites in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

15. CONTINUES TO ENCOURAGE Contracting Parties to adopt and apply, as part of their management planning for Ramsar sites and other wetlands, a suitable monitoring regime, such as that outlined in the annex to Resolution VI.1 (1996), and to incorporate within these monitoring regimes the Convention’s Wetland Risk Assessment Framework (Resolution VII.10), so as to be able to report change or likely change in the ecological character of Ramsar sites in line with Article 3.2;

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Ramsar COP10 DR 10 Draft Resolution X.10 Future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention

Ramsar COP10 DR 10 Draft Resolution X.10 Future implementation of scientific and technical aspects of the Convention

4.5 Harmonization of RIS - options review. Review options for, and as necessary prepare proposals for, re-structuring and/or revising the format of the Information Sheet on Ramsar Wetlands (RIS) and its accompanying Explanatory Notes and Guidelines to take account of the recommendations in [COP10 DR 15 on Describing wetland ecological character, and data needs and formats for core inventory: harmonized scientific and technical guidance], other relevant decisions adopted by COP10, other requirements (including protocols regarding transboundary sites), and the outcome of other tasks listed in the present Annex which relate specifically to the RIS, including (but not necessarily limited to) the tasks on Ramsar site Criteria, ecological character description, and Ramsar site information needs.
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Ramsar COP10 DR 9 Draft Resolution X.9 Refinements to the modus operandi of the Scientific Technical Review Panel (STRP)

Ramsar COP10 DR 9 Draft Resolution X.9 Refinements to the modus operandi of the Scientific Technical Review Panel (STRP)

7. Further Panel members shall be appointed as wetlands experts with recognized experience and expertise in aspects of wetland conservation and wise use relevant to the priority thematic work areas of the Panel. The areas of thematic expertise required for each triennium will be approved through an operative paragraph of a COP Resolution. For these members, regional balance will be sought, with appointed members based in different Ramsar countries or regions and/or from northern and southern parts of the world.

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Ramsar COP10 DR 17 Draft Resolution X.17 Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment: updated scientific and technical guidance

Ramsar COP10 DR 17 Draft Resolution X.17 Environmental Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessment: updated scientific and technical guidance

At the species diversity level - references to ‘a population of a species’ should include wetland species and migratory species. As a reference for populations, for waterbirds appropriate biogeographical populations are established in Wetlands International’s periodically published Waterbird Population Estimates. For other taxa, population information regularly updated by IUCN’s Specialist Groups though the IUCN Species Information Service (SIS) and published in the Ramsar Technical Report series should be used. Where a site regularly supports >1% of one or more populations of waterbirds or other wetland-dependent animal species, an additional question could be: would the intended activity threaten to cause a direct or indirect loss of the international importance of these interests at the site?
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Ramsar COP10 DR 22 Draft Resolution X.22 Promoting international cooperation for the conservation of waterbird flyways

Ramsar COP10 DR 22 Draft Resolution X.22 Promoting international cooperation for the conservation of waterbird flyways

12. RECALLING that in Resolution VII.21 on Enhancing the conservation and wise use of intertidal wetlands (2002), the Contracting Parties resolved “to review and modify existing policies that adversely affect intertidal wetlands, to seek to introduce measures for the long-term conservation of these areas” and “to identify and designate as Wetlands of International Importance a greater number and area of intertidal wetlands, especially tidal flats, giving priority to those sites which are important to indigenous people and local communities, and those holding globally threatened wetland species”;
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Ramsar COP10 DR 15 Draft Resolution X.15 Describing the ecological character of wetlands, and data needs and formats for core inventory: harmonized scientific and technical guidance

Ramsar COP10 DR 15 Draft Resolution X.15 Describing the ecological character of wetlands, and data needs and formats for core inventory: harmonized scientific and technical guidance

16. Thus in many instances the data and information categories required are the same for these different purposes, and hence the main effort of data collation need only be undertaken once, rather than being duplicated. Any differences in the data and information needs for these various purposes can often be more a matter of the level of detail required. Actual needs will vary according to the individual circumstances of the sites and situations concerned. The tables in this guidance identify the full list of fields that may apply, but whether any of them does apply, or whether there is capacity to provide a full description, will vary from site to site. It is not expected that all the specific data fields will necessarily have to be filled out for all sites.
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Ramsar COP10 DR 32 Draft Resolution X.32 The Changwon Declaration on human well-being and wetlands

Ramsar COP10 DR 32 Draft Resolution X.32 The Changwon Declaration on human well-being and wetlands

1. CONCERNED that as reported by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) the many pressures from land use and water use change, exacerbated by a warming and increasingly variable climate, mean that wetlands continue to be lost and degraded in many parts of the world and at rates faster than other ecosystems, and that this is jeopardising the future provision of their services and thus the foundation they provide for human well- being;

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Ramsar COP10 DR 19 Draft Resolution X.19 Wetlands and river basin management: consolidated scientific and technical guidance

Ramsar COP10 DR 19 Draft Resolution X.19 Wetlands and river basin management: consolidated scientific and technical guidance

75. River basin organizations can be effective focal points for achieving both the necessary vertical integration from basin level down to site level and the horizontal integration between different agencies, land and water users, and interest sectors. However, significant institutional reform or restructuring is not a prerequisite for ensuring effective cross- sectoral cooperation at national level, since much can be achieved through less formal means such as the facilitation of cross-sectoral communication and agreement between different sectors on how overlapping responsibilities will be shared or assigned. It is essential that such agreements regarding cooperation and coordination are formalised within the national governance system, for example in joint White Papers or cross-sectoral Memoranda of Cooperation.
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Ramsar COP10 DR 23 Draft Resolution X.23 Wetlands and human health and well-being

Ramsar COP10 DR 23 Draft Resolution X.23 Wetlands and human health and well-being

21. FURTHER CALLS UPON all those responsible for wetland management to address the causes of declining human health linked with wetlands by maintaining or enhancing existing ecosystem services that can contribute to the prevention of such declines, and to ensure that any disease eradication measures in or around wetlands are undertaken in ways that do not jeopardise the maintenance of the ecological character of the wetlands and their ecosystem services;

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Ramsar COP10 DR 14 Draft Resolution X.14 A Framework for Ramsar data and information needs

Ramsar COP10 DR 14 Draft Resolution X.14 A Framework for Ramsar data and information needs

Encourage Contracting Parties to develop a national inventory of invasive alien species that currently and/or potentially impact the ecological characters of wetlands, especially Ramsar sites, and ensure mutual supportiveness between the national inventory and IUCN’s Global Register on Invasive Species (GRIS); develop guidance and promote procedures and actions to prevent, control or eradicate invasive species in wetland systems. (CPs, STRP, other agencies, IOPs)

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Ramsar COP10 DR 1 Draft Resolution X.1 The Ramsar Strategic Plan 2009-2014

Ramsar COP10 DR 1 Draft Resolution X.1 The Ramsar Strategic Plan 2009-2014

23. The Ramsar Convention works increasingly closely with the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through a joint work plan and acts as the CBD’s lead implementation partner for wetlands. Yet much of this collaboration to date with CBD, and with other biodiversity and environment conventions and agreements, such as the Convention on Migratory Species and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), has been through global-scale mechanisms – secretariats, scientific subsidiary bodies, etc. – and there is an urgent need for closer communication and collaboration between convention national focal points to achieve joint on-the-ground implementation.
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Ramsar COP11 DR7 , Rev.1 Draft Resolution XI.7 , Rev.1 Tourism and wetlands

Ramsar COP11 DR7 , Rev.1 Draft Resolution XI.7 , Rev.1 Tourism and wetlands

8. AWARE of the role of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in addressing issues of tourism and wetlands, RECOGNIZING that the UNWTO conceptual definitions for “sustainable tourism” and “ecotourism” (annex 1 of this Resolution) are consistent with application of the Ramsar wise use principle, and WELCOMING the report and analysis of case studies provided in the joint Ramsar- UNWTO publication on “Wetlands and sustainable tourism” launched at this meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties;
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Ramsar COP10 DR 8 Draft Resolution X.8 The Convention’s Programme on communication, education, participation and awareness (CEPA) 2009-2014

Ramsar COP10 DR 8 Draft Resolution X.8 The Convention’s Programme on communication, education, participation and awareness (CEPA) 2009-2014

2.1.1 Contracting Parties have appointed suitably qualified persons to fulfil the roles of national Government and Non-governmental Organization (NGO) Focal Points for wetland CEPA, and have advised the Ramsar Secretariat of the persons fulfilling these roles and their contact details (further information on nominating National Focal Points and their roles and responsibilities is available in Appendix 2); the CEPA Focal Points should be members of National Ramsar or Wetland Committees where these bodies exist. Where appropriate, Parties have appointed more than one NGO Focal Point. 2.1.2 A national Wetland CEPA Task Force has been established (if no other mechanisms
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