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Sourcebook of opportunities for enhancing cooperation among the Biodiversity-related Conventions at national and regional levels

Governments are party to a range of different international agreements, and one of the many challenges that they face is how to implement these in a joined up, coherent way. The Sourcebook showcases national and regional opportunities for enhancing cooperation among the Biodiversity related -Conventions, with the ultimate aim of strengthening their implementation. The Sourcebook is built around 63 illustrative examples from around the world, showing the various mechanisms and approaches that individual countries and regional groups take to improving cooperation. It also highlights existing guidance.

The Sourcebook focuses on the six global Biodiversity-related Conventions listed below, although much of what is said is relevant to other international agreements as well. These conventions have already agreed to align some activities, particularly through the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) process. The main focus is therefore on national and regional cooperation among:

● Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

● Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

● Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

● International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)

● Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention)

● Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (WHC)

Find the publication here: https://nationalmeasynergies.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/sourcebook-web.pdf