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

Asia (21): Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand and Viet Nam.


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
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
1.1. WETLAND INVENTORY PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Comprehensive wetland inventory with national coverage 33.3 57.1
National wetland database 42.9 76.2
1.2. WETLAND ASSESSMENT PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 71.4 71.4
2.1. POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR WETLANDS WISE USE PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
National Wetland policy or similar instrument 38.1 57.1
Ramsar obligations considered in national environmental policies and plans 90.5 95.2
2.2. DEVELOPMENT, REVIEW AND AMENDMENT OF POLICIES, LEGISLATION INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Review of laws and institutions related to wetlands 23.8 57.1
Review of all government plans and policies which may impact wetlands 38.1 42.9
Rewiew of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 47.6 61.9
Enviromental Impact Assessment required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 76.2 95.2
Enviromental Impact Assessment carried out in all likely cases of change in ecological character of Ramsar wetlands 38.1 47.6
Economic valuation of wetlands required as part of impact assessment 42.9 76.2
3.1. METHODOLOGIES FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION AND WISE USE PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Review of resource materials related to wetland management policies and practices 19.0 28.6
3.4. INTEGRATION OF WETLAND POLICIES INTO BROADER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL SCALES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 23.8 85.7
4.1. RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Assessment to identify priority wetlands for restoration or rehabilitation 19.0 76.2
Resource information on wetland restoration 47.6 52.4
5.1. INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Resource information on wetland management available in relation to invasive species 28.6 28.6
6.1. LOCAL COMMUNITIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND CULTURAL VALUES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Promotion of local stakeholder management of wetlands 81.0 85.7
Govt support to site managers [and local communities] in monitoring ecological character of Ramsar sites 81.0 81.0
Wetland site management committees in place 66.7 66.7
Govt support for the application of traditional knowledge and management practices 52.4 57.1
7.1. PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Efforts to encourage private sector support for wetland conservation 76.2 81.0
Efforts to encourage private sector involvement in monitoring ecological character 33.3 33.3
8.1. INCENTIVES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Review of incentive measures 19.0 28.6
9.1. COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Actions to identify regional EPA needs 42.9 52.4
Actions to assist in the development of international CEPA resource materials 33.3 38.1
Support to international programmes that encourage transfer of information, knowledge and skills among wetland education centres and educators 52.4 52.4
Task force to review national status of wetland CEPA 14.3 38.1
Country has encouraged the establishment of educational centres at wetland sites 76.2 81.0
Support to wetlands CEPA exists in all facilities [e.g. museums,etc] 23.8 57.1
Wetland issues incorporated into curricula 14.3 57.1
Voluntary contribution to Outreach programme made 9.5 9.5
Steps to provide internet access to Ramsar sites managers 28.6 42.9
10.1. APPLICATION OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Directory of potential Ramsar sites with national coverage 61.9 76.2
Systematic approach to identify sites at national level 66.7 71.4
Special attention to identify suitable sites of under represented wetland types 81.0 81.0
Designation of Ramsar sites not previously protected 42.9 47.6
All suitable shared wetlands designated as Ramsar sites 17.6 29.4
11.1. MAINTENANCE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF RAMSAR SITES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Measures to maintain ecological character of Ramsar sites documented 76.2 85.7
All Ramsar sites with management plans in place 28.6  
Zoning measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 71.4 71.4
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
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 71.4 71.4
Application of RAM recommendations (note: only for CPs with sites in Montreux Record and RAMs completed prior to COP7) 25.0 50.0
12.1. INVENTORY AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLANDS AND HYDROLOGICAL BASINS PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 23.8 85.7
Cooperative management of shared wetlands 17.6 29.4
12.2. COOPERATIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLAND-DEPENDENT SPECIES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Data on bird populations gathered regularly 71.4 76.2
13.1. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties to which country is signatory 47.6 52.4
Review of Joint Work Plan Ramsar-CBD to establish priority areas of cooperation 38.1 42.9
14.1. SHARING OF EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Activites (exchange of information, technical assistance and expertise) with regard to South-South cooperation 19.0 28.6
Ramsar sites twinned with those in other CPs 14.3 14.3
15.1. PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION AND WISE USE OF WETLANDS PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Project proposals submitted to funding agencies which were intended to assist Ramsar implementation 81.0 81.0
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 33.3 33.3
Development assistance agencies allocating funds for wetland related projects on a regular basis 28.6 38.1
15.2. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AND ASSESSMENTS AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (INCLUDING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS) AFFECTING WETLANDS PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
EIA required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 76.2 95.2
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 33.3 33.3
18.1. INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL CAPACITY OF CONTRACTING PARTIES PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Review of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 47.6 61.9
National Ramsar Committee or similar body 66.7 81.0
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties 47.6 52.4
Funds allocated to conservation and wise use of wetlands 76.2 76.2
19.1. WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION PARTNERS (IOPs) AND OTHERS PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
National Ramsar Committee or similar body includes representatives of International Organisation Partners 42.9 42.9
20.1. TRAINING PCTYES
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Analysis of training needs for implementing wise use guidelines 42.9 47.6
Review of training opportunities 23.8 33.3
Development of training activities and modules 28.6 28.6
Training provided to wetland managers through personal exchanges for on-job training 42.9 47.6
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
ASIA
PCTPRG
ASIA
Actions made to recruit new CPs (for CPs neighbour or having  regular dealings or diplomatic-level dialogue with non-CPs) 40.0 40.0
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