Recommendation 3.3: Wise use of wetlands


The 3rd Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties
Regina, Canada
27 May - 5 June 1987

RECALLING that Contracting Parties to the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat "formulate and implement their planning so as to promote . . . the wise use of wetlands in their territory";

EMPHASIZING the need to develop a definition of wise use, in order to guide Contracting Parties in their implementation of the Convention;

NOTING that Recommendations 1.5 of the First Meeting and 2.3 of the Second Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties referred to the need for national wetland policies in order to promote wise use;

TAKING NOTE of the deliberations and conclusions of the Workshop on Wise Use at the present Meeting;

THE CONFERENCE OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES

RECOMMENDS that the Contracting Parties adopt the definition of wise use established by the Conference of the Contracting Parties at its Third Meeting, held at Regina, and included in the Annex to the Regina Recommendations;

FURTHER RECOMMENDS that the Contracting Parties give particular attention to the wise use of wetlands by promotion of wetland policies containing elements (a) to (f) from the first part of the Guidelines on wise use included in the Annex to the Regina Recommendations; and

FURTHER RECOMMENDS that, while detailed policies are being established, immediate action be taken to stimulate wise use, including actions (a) to (d) from the second part of the Guidelines on wise use included in the Annex to the Regina Recommendations.

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