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

Europe (40):
Albania, Armenia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The FYR of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and Yugoslavia.


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
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
1.1. WETLAND INVENTORY PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Comprehensive wetland inventory with national coverage 27.5 72.5
National wetland database 30.0 57.5
1.2. WETLAND ASSESSMENT PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 57.5 82.5
2.1. POLICY INSTRUMENTS FOR WETLANDS WISE USE PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
National Wetland policy or similar instrument 37.5 72.5
Ramsar obligations considered in national environmental policies and plans 90.0 97.5
2.2. DEVELOPMENT, REVIEW AND AMENDMENT OF POLICIES, LEGISLATION INSTITUTIONS AND PRACTICES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Review of laws and institutions related to wetlands 42.5 65.0
Review of all government plans and policies which may impact wetlands 35.0 60.0
Rewiew of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 52.5 55.0
Enviromental Impact Assessment required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 47.5 92.5
Enviromental Impact Assessment carried out in all likely cases of change in ecological character of Ramsar wetlands 47.5 82.5
Economic valuation of wetlands required as part of impact assessment 27.5 52.5
3.1. METHODOLOGIES FOR WETLAND CONSERVATION AND WISE USE PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Review of resource materials related to wetland management policies and practices 27.5 42.5
3.4. INTEGRATION OF WETLAND POLICIES INTO BROADER PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT FROM LOCAL TO NATIONAL SCALES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 42.5 82.5
4.1. RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Assessment to identify priority wetlands for restoration or rehabilitation 27.5 75.0
Resource information on wetland restoration 72.5 77.5
5.1. INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Resource information on wetland management available in relation to invasive species 55.0 57.5
6.1. LOCAL COMMUNITIES, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND CULTURAL VALUES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Promotion of local stakeholder management of wetlands 77.5 85.0
Govt support to site managers [and local communities] in monitoring ecological character of Ramsar sites 72.5 77.5
Wetland site management committees in place 67.5 77.5
Govt support for the application of traditional knowledge and management practices 60.0 67.5
7.1. PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVEMENT PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Efforts to encourage private sector support for wetland conservation 55.0 67.5
Efforts to encourage private sector involvement in monitoring ecological character 25.0 35.0
8.1. INCENTIVES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Review of incentive measures 22.5 37.5
9.1. COMMUNICATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC AWARENESS PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Actions to identify regional EPA needs 65.0 70.0
Actions to assist in the development of international CEPA resource materials 30.0 35.0
Support to international programmes that encourage transfer of information, knowledge and skills among wetland education centres and educators 47.5 52.5
Task force to review national status of wetland CEPA 17.5 37.5
Country has encouraged the establishment of educational centres at wetland sites 72.5 85.0
Support to wetlands CEPA exists in all facilities [e.g. museums,etc] 10.0 62.5
Wetland issues incorporated into curricula 25.0 67.5
Voluntary contribution to Outreach programme made 10.0 12.5
Steps to provide internet access to Ramsar sites managers 50.0 60.0
10.1. APPLICATION OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Directory of potential Ramsar sites with national coverage 80.0 90.0
Systematic approach to identify sites at national level 65.0 70.0
Special attention to identify suitable sites of under represented wetland types 72.5 75.0
Designation of Ramsar sites not previously protected 40.0 40.0
All suitable shared wetlands designated as Ramsar sites 20.5 69.2
11.1. MAINTENANCE OF THE ECOLOGICAL CHARACTER OF RAMSAR SITES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Measures to maintain ecological character of Ramsar sites documented 72.5 90.0
All Ramsar sites with management plans in place 12.5  
Zoning measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 75.0 85.0
Strict protection measures being used to regulate activities in those wetlands where it is warranted 70.0 77.5
11.2. MONITORING THE CONDITION OF RAMSAR SITES, INCLUDING APPLICATION OF ARTICLE 3.2 AND MONTREUX RECORD PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Regular internal reviews to identify factors potentially altering ecological character of Ramsar sites 57.5 82.5
Application of RAM recommendations (note: only for CPs with sites in Montreux Record and RAMs completed prior to COP7) 45.5 81.8
12.1. INVENTORY AND INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLANDS AND HYDROLOGICAL BASINS PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Implementation of integrated management approaches (river basins/coastal zones) 42.5 82.5
Cooperative management of shared wetlands 38.5 41.0
12.2. COOPERATIVE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF SHARED WETLAND-DEPENDENT SPECIES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Data on bird populations gathered regularly 82.5 85.0
13.1. COLLABORATION WITH OTHER MULTILATERAL AGREEMENTS AND INSTITUTIONS PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties to which country is signatory 52.5 52.5
Review of Joint Work Plan Ramsar-CBD to establish priority areas of cooperation 35.0 37.5
14.1. SHARING OF EXPERTISE AND INFORMATION PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Activites (exchange of information, technical assistance and expertise) with regard to South-South cooperation 17.5 22.5
Ramsar sites twinned with those in other CPs 52.5 60.0
15.1. PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE CONSERVATION AND WISE USE OF WETLANDS PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Project proposals submitted to funding agencies which were intended to assist Ramsar implementation 50.0 52.5
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 37.5 40.0
Development assistance agencies allocating funds for wetland related projects on a regular basis 37.5 50.0
15.2. ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AND ASSESSMENTS AS PART OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (INCLUDING FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS) AFFECTING WETLANDS PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
EIA required for any action which can potentially affect any wetland 47.5 92.5
CP government represented in governing bodies or scientific advisory bodies of multilateral donors or the GEF 37.5 40.0
18.1. INSTITUTIONAL AND FINANCIAL CAPACITY OF CONTRACTING PARTIES PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Review of national institutions related to wetlands to ensure that resources are available to implement the Convention 52.5 55.0
National Ramsar Committee or similar body 55.0 72.5
Mechanism at national level to coordinate / integrate implementation of international / regional conventions /treaties 52.5 52.5
Funds allocated to conservation and wise use of wetlands 82.5 82.5
19.1. WORKING WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION PARTNERS (IOPs) AND OTHERS PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
National Ramsar Committee or similar body includes representatives of International Organisation Partners 47.5 52.5
20.1. TRAINING PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Analysis of training needs for implementing wise use guidelines 20.0 30.0
Review of training opportunities 25.0 42.5
Development of training activities and modules 37.5 40.0
Training provided to wetland managers through personal exchanges for on-job training 60.0 62.5
Support to Wetlands for the Future style initiatives (Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe and Africa) 10.0 12.5
21.1. MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONVENTION PCTYES
EUROPE
PCTPRG
EUROPE
Actions made to recruit new CPs (for CPs neighbour or having  regular dealings or diplomatic-level dialogue with non-CPs) 71.4 71.4
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