First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group 
on Protected Areas 

13- 17 June 2005, Montecatini, Italy

 

 


 

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First meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Protected Areas under the Convention on Biological Diversity 

The seventh meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP-7) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted a programme of work on protected areas. The objective of the programme of work is to support the establishment and maintenance, by 2010 for terrestrial and by 2012 for marine areas, of comprehensive, effectively managed, and ecologically representative national and regional systems of protected areas that collectively, inter alia through a global network, contribute to achieving the three objectives of the Convention and the 2010 target to significantly reduce the current rate of biodiversity loss.

 


CBD COP-7 further established an Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Protected Areas to support and review the implementation of the programme of work. The Working Group is expected to, inter alia:

  •  explore options for cooperation for establishing marine protected areas in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction, consistent with international law and based on scientific information;
  • explore options for mobilizing adequate and timely financial resources for the implementation of the programme of work by developing countries and countries with economies in transition;
  • contribute to the further development of tool kits for the identification, designation, management, monitoring and evaluation of national and regional systems of protected areas, with special regards to indigenous and local communities and stakeholder involvement, and benefit-sharing mechanisms;
  • recommend ways and means to improve implementation of the programme of work on protected areas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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