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

North America (3): Canada, Mexico and United States of America.


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
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
1.1. WETLAND INVENTORY PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Comprehensive wetland inventory with national coverage 0.0 100.0
National wetland database 0.0 100.0
1.2. WETLAND ASSESSMENT PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 66.7 66.7
2.1. POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR WETLANDS WISE USE PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
National Wetland policy or similar instrument 66.7 100.0
Ramsar obligations considered in national environmental policies and plans 66.7 100.0
2.2. DEVELOPMENT, REVIEW AND AMENDMENT OF POLICIES, LEGISLATION INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Review of laws and institutions related to wetlands 33.3 100.0
Review of all government plans and policies which may impact wetlands 66.7 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 33.3 100.0
Enviromental Impact Assessment carried out in all likely cases of change in ecological character of Ramsar wetlands 0.0 100.0
Economic valuation of wetlands required as part of impact assessment 0.0 33.3
3.1. METHODOLOGIES FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION AND WISE USE PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Review of resource materials related to wetland management policies and practices 33.3 33.3
3.4. INTEGRATION OF WETLAND POLICIES INTO BROADER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL SCALES PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 33.3 100.0
4.1. RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Assessment to identify priority wetlands for restoration or rehabilitation 0.0 100.0
Resource information on wetland restoration 100.0 100.0
5.1. INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
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
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
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 100.0 100.0
7.1. PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Efforts to encourage private sector support for wetland conservation 100.0 100.0
Efforts to encourage private sector involvement in monitoring ecological character 33.3 33.3
8.1. INCENTIVES PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Review of incentive measures 33.3 100.0
9.1. COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Actions to identify regional EPA needs 66.7 100.0
Actions to assist in the development of international CEPA resource materials 100.0 100.0
Support to international programmes that encourage transfer of information, knowledge and skills among wetland education centres and educators 100.0 100.0
Task force to review national status of wetland CEPA 0.0 66.7
Country has encouraged the establishment of educational centres at wetland sites 66.7 100.0
Support to wetlands CEPA exists in all facilities [e.g. museums,etc] 0.0 66.7
Wetland issues incorporated into curricula 0.0 100.0
Voluntary contribution to Outreach programme made 0.0 0.0
Steps to provide internet access to Ramsar sites managers 100.0 100.0
10.1. APPLICATION OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Directory of potential Ramsar sites with national coverage 0.0 100.0
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 100.0 100.0
All suitable shared wetlands designated as Ramsar sites 0.0 66.7
11.1. MAINTENANCE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF RAMSAR SITES PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Measures to maintain ecological character of Ramsar sites documented 66.7 100.0
All Ramsar sites with management plans in place 0.0  
Zoning measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 100.0 100.0
Strict protection measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 100.0 100.0
11.2. MONITORING THE CONDITION OF RAMSAR SITES, INCLUDING APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 3.2 AND MONTREUX RECORD PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 66.7 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
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 33.3 100.0
Cooperative management of shared wetlands 33.3 33.3
12.2. COOPERATIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLAND-DEPENDENT SPECIES PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Data on bird populations gathered regularly 100.0 100.0
13.1. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties to which country is signatory 100.0 100.0
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
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Activites (exchange of information, technical assistance and expertise) with regard to South-South cooperation 100.0 100.0
Ramsar sites twinned with those in other CPs 33.3 33.3
15.1. PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION AND WISE USE OF WETLANDS PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Project proposals submitted to funding agencies which were intended to assist Ramsar implementation 0.0 0.0
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 66.7 66.7
15.2. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AND ASSESSMENTS AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (INCLUDING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS) AFFECTING WETLANDS PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
EIA required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 33.3 100.0
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
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
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 33.3 100.0
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties 100.0 100.0
Funds allocated to conservation and wise use of wetlands 100.0 100.0
19.1. WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION PARTNERS (IOPs) AND OTHERS PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
National Ramsar Committee or similar body includes representatives of International Organisation Partners 66.7 66.7
20.1. TRAINING PCTYES
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Analysis of training needs for implementing wise use guidelines 0.0 66.7
Review of training opportunities 0.0 33.3
Development of training activities and modules 100.0 100.0
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
NAMERICA
PCTPRG
NAMERICA
Actions made to recruit new CPs (for CPs neighbour or having  regular dealings or diplomatic-level dialogue with non-CPs) 50.0 50.0
 
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