Ramsar-related Recommendations of the World Parks Congress, Durban, September 2003

10/10/2003

The Vth IUCN World Parks Congress was held in Durban, South Africa, from 8 to 17 September 2003, and Ramsar's Secretary General Peter Bridgewater participated as leader of the "stream" on Linkages in the Landscape and Seascape. All of the WPC's 32 Recommendations are available on the IUCN Web site, http://www.iucn.org/themes/wcpa/wpc2003/english/outputs/recommendations.htm, but those from the Linkages stream bear a particularly strong relevance to the Ramsar community, and those six have been reprinted here. The full report and other outputs of the WPC stream on Linkages in the Landscape and Seascape are also available on the Web site of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), http://www.iucn.org/themes/cem/linkages.htm.

Note: The final editing of these recommendations is still in progress as of 1 November 2003. Official versions will be posted here at the end of that process.

Recommendation Title
Rec 5.09 Integrated Landscape Management to Support Protected Areas
Rec 5.10 Policy Linkages between Relevant International Conventions and Programmes in Integrating Protected Areas in the Wider Landscape/Seascape
Rec 5.11 A Global Network to Support the Development of Transboundary Conservation Initiatives
Rec 5.20 Preventing and Mitigating Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Rec 5.28 Protected areas: mining and energy
Rec 5.31 Protected areas, freshwater and integrated river basin management frameworks
The full report and other outputs of the WPC stream on "Linkages in the Landscape and Seascape" are available on the Web site of the IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), http://www.iucn.org/themes/cem/linkages.htm.
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