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SBSTTA 6 Recommendation VI/8
Retired sections:

Migratory species and cooperation with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

1. Recommends that the Conference of the Parties, with a view to enhancing the integration of migratory species in the programmes of work under the Convention:

    (a) Invites the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and Parties to that Convention, to compile and disseminate through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity case-studies on migratory species and their habitats, relevant to thematic areas and cross-cutting issues under the Convention on Biological Diversity;

    (b) Invites the Executive Secretary to generate, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species and relevant organizations, guidance for the integration of migratory species into the national biodiversity strategies and action plans and ongoing and future programmes of work under the Convention on Biological Diversity;

    (c) Examines, at its sixth meeting, the need for the necessary financial resources to support capacity-building and specific projects aimed at incorporating the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species and their habitats, in accordance with the work programme of the Convention on Biological Diversity and any joint work programme between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Migratory Species;

    (d) Urges Parties to report through their national reports on the extent to which they address migratory species at the national level, and on their cooperation with other range States;

2. Further recommends that the Conference of the Parties, with a view to strengthening the role of the Convention on Migratory Species in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, recognizes the Convention on Migratory Species as the lead partner in conserving and sustainably using migratory species over their entire range and also recognizes that the Convention on Migratory Species provides an international legal framework through which range States can cooperate on migratory species issues;

3. Requests the Executive Secretary in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species to develop for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties a joint work programme for the conventions, taking into consideration the note by the Executive Secretary on possible elements for a work programme between the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/12/Add.1) and other materials already prepared, incorporating matters related to collaboration and implementation at all levels, including Parties, national focal points, Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The joint work programme shall also include priority areas for action, time-frames, key actors, mechanisms and financial considerations.

Migratory species and cooperation with the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

The Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice

1. Recommends that the Conference of the Parties, with a view to enhancing the integration of migratory species in the programmes of work under the Convention:

    (a) Invites the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, and Parties to that Convention, to compile and disseminate through the clearing-house mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity case-studies on migratory species and their habitats, relevant to thematic areas and cross-cutting issues under the Convention on Biological Diversity;

    (b) Invites the Executive Secretary to generate, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species and relevant organizations, guidance for the integration of migratory species into the national biodiversity strategies and action plans and ongoing and future programmes of work under the Convention on Biological Diversity;

    (c) Examines, at its sixth meeting, the need for the necessary financial resources to support capacity-building and specific projects aimed at incorporating the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species and their habitats, in accordance with the work programme of the Convention on Biological Diversity and any joint work programme between the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Convention on Migratory Species;

    (d) Urges Parties to report through their national reports on the extent to which they address migratory species at the national level, and on their cooperation with other range States;

2. Further recommends that the Conference of the Parties, with a view to strengthening the role of the Convention on Migratory Species in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity, recognizes the Convention on Migratory Species as the lead partner in conserving and sustainably using migratory species over their entire range and also recognizes that the Convention on Migratory Species provides an international legal framework through which range States can cooperate on migratory species issues;

3. Requests the Executive Secretary in close collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species to develop for the consideration of the Conference of the Parties a joint work programme for the conventions, taking into consideration the note by the Executive Secretary on possible elements for a work programme between the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/12/Add.1) and other materials already prepared, incorporating matters related to collaboration and implementation at all levels, including Parties, national focal points, Governments and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations. The joint work programme shall also include priority areas for action, time-frames, key actors, mechanisms and financial considerations.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme