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

Africa (32):
Algeria, Benin , Botswana, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.


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
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
1.1. WETLAND INVENTORY PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Comprehensive wetland inventory with national coverage 18.8 62.5
National wetland database 21.9 43.8
1.2. WETLAND ASSESSMENT PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 43.8 50.0
2.1. POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR WETLANDS WISE USE PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
National Wetland policy or similar instrument 31.3 53.1
Ramsar obligations considered in national environmental policies and plans 81.3 93.8
2.2. DEVELOPMENT, REVIEW AND AMENDMENT OF POLICIES, LEGISLATION INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Review of laws and institutions related to wetlands 21.9 40.6
Review of all government plans and policies which may impact wetlands 28.1 43.8
Rewiew of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 43.8 43.8
Enviromental Impact Assessment required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 75.0 87.5
Enviromental Impact Assessment carried out in all likely cases of change in ecological character of Ramsar wetlands 31.3 53.1
Economic valuation of wetlands required as part of impact assessment 40.6 71.9
3.1. METHODOLOGIES FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION AND WISE USE PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Review of resource materials related to wetland management policies and practices 9.4 15.6
3.4. INTEGRATION OF WETLAND POLICIES INTO BROADER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL SCALES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 25.0 78.1
4.1. RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Assessment to identify priority wetlands for restoration or rehabilitation 18.8 65.6
Resource information on wetland restoration 28.1 31.3
5.1. INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Resource information on wetland management available in relation to invasive species 53.1 59.4
6.1. LOCAL COMMUNITIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND CULTURAL VALUES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Promotion of local stakeholder management of wetlands 84.4 84.4
Govt support to site managers [and local communities] in monitoring ecological character of Ramsar sites 71.9 75.0
Wetland site management committees in place 71.9 78.1
Govt support for the application of traditional knowledge and management practices 81.3 84.4
7.1. PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Efforts to encourage private sector support for wetland conservation 65.6 68.8
Efforts to encourage private sector involvement in monitoring ecological character 34.4 37.5
8.1. INCENTIVES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Review of incentive measures 25.0 37.5
9.1. COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Actions to identify regional EPA needs 43.8 46.9
Actions to assist in the development of international CEPA resource materials 31.3 31.3
Support to international programmes that encourage transfer of information, knowledge and skills among wetland education centres and educators 56.3 56.3
Task force to review national status of wetland CEPA 28.1 50.0
Country has encouraged the establishment of educational centres at wetland sites 34.4 50.0
Support to wetlands CEPA exists in all facilities [e.g. museums,etc] 9.4 34.4
Wetland issues incorporated into curricula 15.6 68.8
Voluntary contribution to Outreach programme made 3.1 3.1
Steps to provide internet access to Ramsar sites managers 31.3 31.3
10.1. APPLICATION OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Directory of potential Ramsar sites with national coverage 53.1 75.0
Systematic approach to identify sites at national level 59.4 59.4
Special attention to identify suitable sites of under represented wetland types 62.5 62.5
Designation of Ramsar sites not previously protected 46.9 46.9
All suitable shared wetlands designated as Ramsar sites 20.7 37.9
11.1. MAINTENANCE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF RAMSAR SITES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Measures to maintain ecological character of Ramsar sites documented 53.1 56.3
All Ramsar sites with management plans in place 15.6  
Zoning measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 50.0 50.0
Strict protection measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 56.3 65.6
11.2. MONITORING THE CONDITION OF RAMSAR SITES, INCLUDING APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 3.2 AND MONTREUX RECORD PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 43.8 50.0
Application of RAM recommendations (note: only for CPs with sites in Montreux Record and RAMs completed prior to COP7) 25.0 25.0
12.1. INVENTORY AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLANDS AND HYDROLOGICAL BASINS PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 25.0 78.1
Cooperative management of shared wetlands 34.5 34.5
12.2. COOPERATIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLAND-DEPENDENT SPECIES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Data on bird populations gathered regularly 75.0 78.1
13.1. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties to which country is signatory 56.3 56.3
Review of Joint Work Plan Ramsar-CBD to establish priority areas of cooperation 28.1 28.1
14.1. SHARING OF EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Activites (exchange of information, technical assistance and expertise) with regard to South-South cooperation 56.3 56.3
Ramsar sites twinned with those in other CPs 6.3 15.6
15.1. PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION AND WISE USE OF WETLANDS PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Project proposals submitted to funding agencies which were intended to assist Ramsar implementation 68.8 68.8
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 21.9 21.9
Development assistance agencies allocating funds for wetland related projects on a regular basis 40.6 43.8
15.2. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AND ASSESSMENTS AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (INCLUDING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS) AFFECTING WETLANDS PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
EIA required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 75.0 87.5
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 21.9 21.9
18.1. INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL CAPACITY OF CONTRACTING PARTIES PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Review of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 43.8 43.8
National Ramsar Committee or similar body 59.4 75.0
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties 56.3 56.3
Funds allocated to conservation and wise use of wetlands 62.5 62.5
19.1. WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION PARTNERS (IOPs) AND OTHERS PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
National Ramsar Committee or similar body includes representatives of International Organisation Partners 34.4 34.4
20.1. TRAINING PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Analysis of training needs for implementing wise use guidelines 31.3 40.6
Review of training opportunities 31.3 31.3
Development of training activities and modules 34.4 34.4
Training provided to wetland managers through personal exchanges for on-job training 40.6 43.8
Support to Wetlands for the Future style initiatives (Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Africa) 0.0 0.0
21.1. MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONVENTION PCTYES
AFRICA
PCTPRG
AFRICA
Actions made to recruit new CPs (for CPs neighbour or having  regular dealings or diplomatic-level dialogue with non-CPs) 53.8 53.8
 
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