National Reports for Ramsar

08/11/2002

"Wetlands: water, life, and culture"
8th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971)
Valencia, Spain, 18-26 November 2002

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CONTRACTING PARTIES WHOSE NATIONAL REPORTS ARE INCLUDED IN THE ANALYSIS

Oceania (3):
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.


In order to facilitate the assessment of implementation progress and future priorities and needs, the statistics are structured using the 21 Operational Objective "themes" of the new Strategic Plan. To help this, relevant actions in COP8 National Planning Tool have been identified in relation to each of the new Strategic Plan's Themes and Operational Objectives. The available indicators are listed under each section in the tables below.

NOTE: Certain Operational Objective "themes" of the new Strategic Plan may have not relevant actions in COP8 National Reports, or have no actions relevant to Contracting parties. On the other hand, some indicators may have some relevance for more than one Operational Objective "theme". Finally, for most indicators total that is used to calculate the percentages is the total number of National Reports in the analysis (i.e. total number of Contracting Parties whose National Reports are included in the database). Where this is not the case, it is indicated in the indicator description.   


KEY TO TABLE HEADINGS

PCTYES: Percent of Contracting Parties answering YES.

PCTPRG: Percent of Contracting parties answering YES or PARTLY or IN PROGRESS. That is, some progress in relation to the relevant indicator has been made.

Description PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
1.1. WETLAND INVENTORY PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Comprehensive wetland inventory with national coverage 0.0 66.7
National wetland database 33.3 66.7
1.2. WETLAND ASSESSMENT PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 33.3 66.7
2.1. POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR WETLANDS WISE USE PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
National Wetland policy or similar instrument 66.7 66.7
Ramsar obligations considered in national environmental policies and plans 100.0 100.0
2.2. DEVELOPMENT, REVIEW AND AMENDMENT OF POLICIES, LEGISLATION INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Review of laws and institutions related to wetlands 100.0 100.0
Review of all government plans and policies which may impact wetlands 0.0 66.7
Rewiew of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 33.3 33.3
Enviromental Impact Assessment required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 66.7 100.0
Enviromental Impact Assessment carried out in all likely cases of change in ecological character of Ramsar wetlands 33.3 66.7
Economic valuation of wetlands required as part of impact assessment 33.3 100.0
3.1. METHODOLOGIES FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION AND WISE USE PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Review of resource materials related to wetland management policies and practices 0.0 33.3
3.4. INTEGRATION OF WETLAND POLICIES INTO BROADER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL SCALES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 33.3 100.0
4.1. RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Assessment to identify priority wetlands for restoration or rehabilitation 0.0 66.7
Resource information on wetland restoration 66.7 66.7
5.1. INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Resource information on wetland management available in relation to invasive species 100.0 100.0
6.1. LOCAL COMMUNITIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND CULTURAL VALUES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Promotion of local stakeholder management of wetlands 100.0 100.0
Govt support to site managers [and local communities] in monitoring ecological character of Ramsar sites 100.0 100.0
Wetland site management committees in place 100.0 100.0
Govt support for the application of traditional knowledge and management practices 66.7 66.7
7.1. PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Efforts to encourage private sector support for wetland conservation 100.0 100.0
Efforts to encourage private sector involvement in monitoring ecological character 66.7 100.0
8.1. INCENTIVES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Review of incentive measures 0.0 66.7
9.1. COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Actions to identify regional EPA needs 33.3 33.3
Actions to assist in the development of international CEPA resource materials 33.3 33.3
Support to international programmes that encourage transfer of information, knowledge and skills among wetland education centres and educators 66.7 66.7
Task force to review national status of wetland CEPA 66.7 66.7
Country has encouraged the establishment of educational centres at wetland sites 66.7 66.7
Support to wetlands CEPA exists in all facilities [e.g. museums,etc] 0.0 33.3
Wetland issues incorporated into curricula 0.0 66.7
Voluntary contribution to Outreach programme made 33.3 33.3
Steps to provide internet access to Ramsar sites managers 66.7 66.7
10.1. APPLICATION OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Directory of potential Ramsar sites with national coverage 33.3 66.7
Systematic approach to identify sites at national level 66.7 66.7
Special attention to identify suitable sites of under represented wetland types 66.7 66.7
Designation of Ramsar sites not previously protected 33.3 66.7
All suitable shared wetlands designated as Ramsar sites 0.0 100.0
11.1. MAINTENANCE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF RAMSAR SITES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Measures to maintain ecological character of Ramsar sites documented 33.3 66.7
All Ramsar sites with management plans in place 0.0  
Zoning measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 33.3 66.7
Strict protection measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 66.7 66.7
11.2. MONITORING THE CONDITION OF RAMSAR SITES, INCLUDING APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 3.2 AND MONTREUX RECORD PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 33.3 66.7
Application of RAM recommendations (note: only for CPs with sites in Montreux Record and RAMs completed prior to COP7) - -
12.1. INVENTORY AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLANDS AND HYDROLOGICAL BASINS PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 33.3 100.0
Cooperative management of shared wetlands 100.0 100.0
12.2. COOPERATIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLAND-DEPENDENT SPECIES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Data on bird populations gathered regularly 33.3 33.3
13.1. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties to which country is signatory 33.3 33.3
Review of Joint Work Plan Ramsar-CBD to establish priority areas of cooperation 0.0 0.0
14.1. SHARING OF EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Activites (exchange of information, technical assistance and expertise) with regard to South-South cooperation 0.0 0.0
Ramsar sites twinned with those in other CPs 66.7 66.7
15.1. PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION AND WISE USE OF WETLANDS PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Project proposals submitted to funding agencies which were intended to assist Ramsar implementation 66.7 66.7
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 66.7 66.7
Development assistance agencies allocating funds for wetland related projects on a regular basis 33.3 33.3
15.2. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AND ASSESSMENTS AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (INCLUDING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS) AFFECTING WETLANDS PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
EIA required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 66.7 100.0
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 66.7 66.7
18.1. INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL CAPACITY OF CONTRACTING PARTIES PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Review of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 33.3 33.3
National Ramsar Committee or similar body 100.0 100.0
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties 33.3 33.3
Funds allocated to conservation and wise use of wetlands 100.0 100.0
19.1. WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION PARTNERS (IOPs) AND OTHERS PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
National Ramsar Committee or similar body includes representatives of International Organisation Partners 0.0 0.0
20.1. TRAINING PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Analysis of training needs for implementing wise use guidelines 33.3 33.3
Review of training opportunities 33.3 33.3
Development of training activities and modules 33.3 33.3
Training provided to wetland managers through personal exchanges for on-job training 66.7 66.7
Support to Wetlands for the Future style initiatives (Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Africa) 33.3 33.3
21.1. MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONVENTION PCTYES
OCEANIA
PCTPRG
OCEANIA
Actions made to recruit new CPs (for CPs neighbour or having  regular dealings or diplomatic-level dialogue with non-CPs) 66.7 66.7
 
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