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CBDCONVENTION ONBIOLOGICALDIVERSITYDistr.GENERALUNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/716 January 2000ENGLISH ONLYSUBSIDIARY BODY ON SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL ANDTECHNOLOGICAL ADVICESixth meetingMontreal, 12-16 March 2001Item 4 of the provisional agenda*INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIESReport of the liaison group meeting on invasive alien species, Kirstenbosch,Cape Town, 17- 22 September 2000Note by the Executive Secretary1. The Executive Secretary has the honour to circulate herewith, for the ong>infong>ormation of participantsin the sixth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice, thereport of the liaison group meeting on invasive alien species that was held in Kirstenbosch, Cape Town,from 17 to 22 September 2000.2. The report is available in English only.* UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/1./…For reasons of economy, this document is printed in a limited number. Delegates are kindly requested to bring their copies to meetings and notto request additional copies


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 2CONTENTSPageI. Introduction…................................................................................................................................... 3II. Scope of work of the liaison group.................................................................................................. 3III. General advice of the liaison group................................................................................................ 4IV. Specific advice of the liaison group............................................................................................... 5V. Closing session................................................................................................................................ 7AnnexesI. LIST OF PARTICIPANTS............................................................................................................... 8II. OPTIONS FOR FUTURE WORK ................................................................................................. 12/…


I. INTRODUCTIONUNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 31. The liaison group on invasive alien species met at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, CapeTown, South Africa, on 17, 18, 20 and 22 September, to assist in the work on alien invasive speciesunder the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity, in line with the modus operandi of the Subsidiary Body onScientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA), as provided for in annex I to decision IV/16of the Conference of the Parties. The venue and timing of the meeting were chosen to take advantage ofthe participation of liaison group members at the synthesis meeting of phase 1 of the Global InvasiveSpecies Programme (GISP), which was held in Cape Town from 18 to 22 September 2000.2. Experts from the secretariat of the International Plant Protection ong>Conventionong> (IPPC), thesecretariat of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the World Bank, the International MaritimeOrganization (IMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United NationsEducational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the ong>Conventionong> on Wetlands (Ramsar),IUCN- the World Conservation Union, DIVERSITAS, the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP),the Governments of Brazil, China, Colombia, New Zealand, Norway and South Africa and the CBDSecretariat were present at the meeting. A full list of participants is provided in annex I below.3. Mr. Jo Mulongoy, Principal Officer, Scientific, Technical and Technological Matters, opened themeeting on behalf of Mr. Hamdallah Zedan, Executive Secretary of the ong>Conventionong>. The meeting waschaired by Mr. Peter Bridgewater (UNESCO) for the first two days, and then by Ms Paula Warren, NewZealand for its final two sessions.4. The participants noted that the Conference of Parties to the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity,through decision V/8, sent a strong call for cooperation between international organizations. Theyexpressed thanks to the Executive Secretary for convening a liaison group to assist in the preparation ofthe pre-session documents on invasive alien species for the next meeting of SBSTTA.II. SCOPE OF WORK OF THE LIAISON GROUP5. Members of the liaison group had been invited to provide a synthesis of current activities, as wellas suggestions for the coordination of work on alien invasive species, including potential jointprogrammes of work, where possible. Relevant organizations not attending the meeting were alsorequested to provide written comments to be circulated at the meeting.6. Members had also been invited to contribute case-studies and comments on the Interim GuidingPrinciples for the Prevention, Introduction and Mitigation of Impacts of Alien Species (decision V/8,annex I), to be used to provide direction on their further elaboration.7. The group discussed the following items, on which a progress report had been called for inparagraph 15 (b) of decision V/8:(a) The development of standardized terminology on alien species;(b) The development of risk assessment criteria;(c) The development of processes for assessing the socio-economic implications of alieninvasive species, particularly the implications for indigenous and local communities;(d) The further research requirements needed to understand the impact of alien invasivespecies;(e) The development of means to enhance the capacity of ecosystems to resist or recoverfrom invasive alien species invasions;/…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 4(f) The development of reporting systems for new invasions;(g) The development of priorities for taxonomic work on alien invasive species.8. The liaison group also discussed the development of a Global Strategy by the Global InvasiveSpecies Programme (GISP) and its possible contribution to the development of options for future workon invasive alien species under the ong>Conventionong>.9. It was agreed that the main points emerging from the meeting should be communicated to theother relevant organizations not present for further comments. It was also agreed that the draft reportwould be revised in the light of all the comments made.III. GENERAL ADVICE OF THE LIAISON GROUPA. Outputs from the sixth meeting of SBSTTA10. The liaison group agreed that delegates to the sixth meeting of SBSTTA should take back to theircountries:(a) A vision of what can be achieved, including acceptance of the goals in the principles, anda sense of inspiration;(b) A clear sense of the importance of the issue, including the cost of failure to address alienspecies problems, and that the size of the problem may be underestimated by many countries and alienspecies issues should be a priority for biodiversity work.11. SBSTTA should provide to the Conference of the Parties:(a) An enunciation of the scope of the work under the ong>Conventionong> on the issue, with relateddefinitions;(b) Acknowledgement that the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity has an overview role forthe effect of alien species on biodiversity, but that it should not seek to duplicate work that is being doneby other bodies;(c) An agreed set of principles that are clear and precise;(d) An analysis of the key barriers to implementation of the principles, and the best way toremove those barriers;(e) A work plan, identifying the key products which are needed to support implementation,the relative roles of the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity and other bodies in developing thoseproducts, and priorities and timeframes for the work;(f) Some interim advice or some products arising from the decision of the Conference of theParties at its fifth meeting or the work programme.B. Use of terminology12. The liaison group advised that the term “invasive alien species” should apply to species that areoutside their natural range, even if they have not crossed a national border.13. It also advised that the term should cover species that are a potential as well as an actual threat tobiodiversity.14. The group agreed that, while harmonization of terminology with other bodies is desirable, it isnot essential./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 515. The group suggested that ong>infong>ormation be provided to the Conference of the Parties on the keyterms used in relation to invasive alien species, and how the terms used by different bodies relate. It alsoadvised that the terms used in the principles should only be defined where there is significant uncertaintyabout their meaning.C. GISP Global Strategy16. The group agreed that the September draft GISP global strategy is a useful input to SBSTTA andthe Conference of the Parties, but should remain a GISP document. They noted that all the strategicelements in the strategy are relevant to the work of the ong>Conventionong>, and recommended that material fromthe strategy should be used in developing options for future work.D. Implementation of the Interim Guiding Principles17. The group agreed that implementation of the principles will be primarily at the national andregional levels, although with global implementation in some cases. They also agreed that regionalimplementation should be through cooperation between groups of countries that have an appropriatebiodiversity or political/cultural relationship, and that enhancing the development of regional approachesis a high priority.18. The group noted that there are problems in obtaining funding for global and regional projects.19. They also agreed that there is a need to better market the issue, in order to increase resources andeffort devoted to it. A strategy for doing this would incorporate the use of effective champions,associating the work with popular causes, and backing winners.E. Potential joint work programmes20. The group explored options for improving co-ordination, including through joint workprogrammes. In particular they agreed:(a) That the Ramsar–ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity joint work programme wouldaddress this issue;(b) That UNESCO and Ramsar would explore the possibility of working together and withother site-focused conventions to look at cooperation between the ong>Conventionong>s and development of someeffective coordinated work with on-the-ground managers, focusing initially on freshwater sites;(c) That the secretariats of the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity and the IPPC wouldexplore effective cooperation arrangements;(d) That CABI would examine possible ways to achieve coordinated approaches with forestrelatedconventions.IV. SPECIFIC ADVICE OF THE LIAISON GROUPA. Extent of elaboration of the principles21. The liaison group proposed that the guiding principles document should contain the minimumpossible explanatory material, with any elaboration placed in supporting documents./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 6B. Providing further guidance on the application of the principles22. Given the wide range of sources and type of guidance which could be provided in supportingdocuments, the liaison group advised that the additional guidance should be provided separately from theprinciples, with the form of provision being adjusted depending on the nature of the guidance.C. International instruments23. The liaison group concluded that guidance on national implementation of Article 8(h) may bestbe addressed by a range of options. They considered that the development of instruments that containbinding rules would require more detailed assessment than was available to the liaison group. Theyadvised that other options for strengthening national implementation should be fully utilised first, andfurther work on an international instrument under the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity be reassessedin the light of implementation of all possible cooperative arrangements.D. Options headings24. In considering the development of options, the liaison group identified the following types ofoptions, as a framework for SBSTTA consideration. Possible options for further work, drawing upon thediscussions during the liaison group, are included in annex II below.(a) Increasing understanding of needs and priorities;(b) Capacity-building;(c) Developing national legal, institutional and economic arrangements;(d) Bilateral and multilateral cooperation;(e) Setting international standards and guidelines;(f) Developing tools and taking actions for prevention, early detection and early eradicationof invasive or potentially invasive alien species;(g) Developing tools and taking actions for eradication and control of established alienspecies invasions.E. Pilot projects25. SBSTTA could facilitate the establishment of pilot projects for capacity-building. One optionfor doing so would be by taking a lead role in the development of pilot cooperative programmes basedaround sites that are managed pursuant to other conventions (particularly Ramsar, CMS, UNESCO-MABand UNESCO-WHC). This work could focus on providing training and impetus for tackling alienspecies issues relevant to the implementation of Article 8(h), but also meeting the operationalrequirements of each relevant multilateral environmental agreement.26. The liaison group have suggested that an initial pilot project could be developed in Africa,focused on the transboundary area between Senegal (Djoudj) and Mauritania (Diawling), which are bothWorld Heritage ong>Conventionong>/Man and the Biosphere programme and Ramsar sites. Some work hasalready started to assist developing site-based management approaches focusing on Invasive alien speciesissues, which are key among the current management challenges for these sites./…


V. CLOSING SESSIONUNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 727. The participants welcomed this opportunity to work together to facilitate ongoing collaborationbetween their organisations and synergies in relevant activities. On behalf of the Executive Secretary,Mr. Mulongoy thanked the chair of the meeting and all participants for their contributions./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 8Annex ILIST OF PARTICIPANTS1. Mr Adnan AWADGlobal Ballast Water Management ProgrammeInternational Maritime OrganizationSouth Africa OfficeC/o Marine and Aquatic Pollution Control SubdirectorateDepartment of Environmental Affairs and TourismPrivate Bag X2 - Rogge Bay 8012Cape Town, South AfricaFax +27 (0) 21 421 5342E-mail: adawad@sfri.wcape.gov.za2. Dr. Peter BRIDGEWATERSecretary, Man and the Biosphere ProgrammeUNESCO1, rue MiollisF-75015 ParisFranceFax : + (33-1) 45-68-58-04e-mail: p.bridgewater@unesco.org3. Dr. Nick DAVIDSONDeputy Secretary Generalong>Conventionong> on Wetlands (Ramsar)28 rue MauverneyCH-1196 GlandSwitzerlandFax: +41-22-999-0169e-mail: davidson@ramsar.org4. Mr. Braulio FERREIRA DE SOUZA DIASDirector, Biodiversity and Genetic ResourcesMinistry of the EnvironmentEsplanada dos Ministerios – Bloco B – sala 704BRASILIA – DF- 70068-900BrazilFax: +55-61-323-7936e-mail: braulio.dias@mma.gov.br5. Mrs. Kanta KUMARIBiodiversity Program ManagerGEF Secretariat1818 H Street N.W.Washington D.C.Tel: 202-473-4269Fax: 202-522-3240e-mail: Kkumari@worldbank.org/…


6. Ms. Kathleen MACKINNONEnvironment DepartmentThe World Bank1818 H Street N.W. (room S-2129)Tel: 202 458 4682Fax: 202 522 3256e-mail: kmackinnon@worldbank.orgUNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 97. Dr. Jeffrey A. McNEELYChief ScientistIUCN (The World Conservation Union)Rue Mauverney 28CH-1299 GlandSwitzerlandFax: +41-22-999-0025e-mail: jeffrey.mcneely@iucn.chjam@hq.iucn.org8. Prof. Harold MOONEYChair of DIVERSITASProfessor of Biological SciencesStanford UniversityHerrin Labs RM477Stanford CA-94305-5020U.S.A.Fax: 650-723-9253e-mail: hmooney@jasper.stanford.edu9. Dr Guy PRESTONNational Leader: Working for WaterSpecial Advisor to Minister Ronnie KasrilsPrivate Bag X4390, Cape Town 80004th Floor, Murray & Roberts Centre,73 Hertzog BoulevardCape Town, South AfricaFax: (021) 425-7880 (+27.21.425-7880)Tel.: (021) 405-2200 (+27.21.405-2200)e-mail: gpreston@dwaf-wcp.wcape.gov.za (work)gpreston@mweb.co.za (home)10. Dr. Cristian SAMPERDirector GeneralInstituto Alexander Von HumboldtMinisterio del Medio AmbienteCalle 37 No. 8-40 - Piso 1BOGOTA – COLOMBIATel.: +57-87-320791 / +57-3-33-53-686Fax: +571-288-9564 / +5787-320-792Email: cristian@openway.com.co /csamper@humboldt.org.co/…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 1011. Mr. Peter Johan SCHEIInternational Negotiations DirectorDirectorate for Nature ManagementTungasletta 27485 Trondheim, NorwayTel. +47-73-58-05-00/73-52-63-61Fax: +47-73-58-05-01e-mail: peter-johan.schei@dirnat.no12. Dr. Nick VAN DER GRAAFFChief, Plant Protection ServiceSecretary IPPC SecretariatFood and Agriculture Organization (FAO)Viale Terme di CaracallaRome 00100 - ItalyTel: 39-06-5705-3441Fax: 39-06-5705-6347e-mail: niek.vanderGraaff@fao.org13. Prof. Jeff WAAGECABI InternationalSilwood Park, Buckhurst Rd.Ascot Berks SLS TTAUnited KingdomTel.: +44-1491-829-123e-mail: j.waage@cabi.org14. Mr. Dehui WANGDeputy Director GeneralDepartment of Nature and Ecology ConservationState Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA)115 Nanxiaojie, XizhimenneiBeijing 1000035 – ChinaTel: 86 10 66 15 1760FAX: 86 10 66 15 176215. Ms. Paula WARRENDepartment of ConservationP.O. Box 10-420Wellington, New ZealandTel. +64-4-471-3135Fax: +64-4-471-3130e-mail: pwarren@doc.govt.nz16. Mr. Mark ZIMSKYSenior Programme Officer / BiodiversityUNEP/GEFP.O. Box 30552Nairobi - KenyaFax: +254-2-623-696 / 624-041e-mail: mark.zimsky@ong>unepong>.org/…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 11SECRETARIATMr. Jo MULONGOYPrincipal OfficerScientific, Technical and Technological MattersDivisionSecretariat of the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity393, St-Jacques Street . Suite 300Montreal – Canada H2Y 1N9Tel: 514-288-2220Fax: 514-288-6588e-mail: jo.mulongoy@biodiv.orgMr. Ian CRESSWELLProgramme Officer – Global Taxonomy InitiativeScientific, Technical and Technological MattersDivisionSecretariat of the ong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity393, St-Jacques Street . Suite 300Montreal – Canada H2Y 1N9Tel: 514-288-2220Fax: 514-288-6588e-mail: ian.cresswell@biodiv.org/…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 12Annex IIOPTIONS FOR FUTURE WORKNeed Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersIncreasing understanding of needs and prioritiesIdentifying the significance of theissueIdentification of national prioritiesTools for identification of prioritiesPublic awareness and educationContinue to refine knowledge andunderstanding of the significance ofthe issue to the implementation of theong>Conventionong>, and convey thatunderstanding to Parties.Assessment of issues related to theimplementation of Article 8(h) at thenational level, identifying priorityactions for addressing those issues, inline with the Principles.Development or identification oftools for determining the costeffectivenessof actions, settingpriorities for alien species work, andto assist Parties to identify an overalllevel of effort that is justified by thebiodiversity benefits.Provide advice to Parties on how tocarry out effective public awarenessand education work.SBSTTA to develop further technicaladvice. COP to consider and conveyto Parties.Undertake studies of alien speciesissues, either separately or as part ofwider country studies. Identifypriorities and incorporate themwithin national biodiversitystrategies and action plans or alienspecies strategies.Technical process, incorporatingidentification of detailed needs,identification of previous work andavailable tools, identification of gaps,and development of tools to fill thegaps.Consider the results of GISP phase 1,identify ways to provide the resultsto Parties, and consider whetherfurther guidance is needed forParties. If further guidance isneeded, develop and disseminate it.SBSTTA and COP.Parties, with assistance frompartners.SBSTTA with partners.SBSTTA, through joint workprogramme with GISP or with otherpartners. Disseminate through theclearing-house mechanism./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 13Need Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersPublic awareness and education Provide advice to Parties on how tocarry out effective public awarenessand education work.Consider the results of GISP Phase I,identify ways to provide the resultsto Parties, and consider whetherfurther guidance is needed forParties. If further guidance isneeded, develop and disseminateSBSTTA, through joint workprogramme with GISP or with otherpartners. Disseminate through CHM.Agreeing needs and priorities withother conventionsResearch and ong>infong>ormationCapacity-buildingGuidance to the financial mechanismProvide advice to other conventionson matters relating to theimplementation of Article 8(h), andthe relationship between this and thework of those conventions.Identify high priority research andong>infong>ormation needs and fill thoseneeds.Provide further guidance to the GEFon priorities for capacity-buildingand ways to improve delivery ofassistance.this.Formal statements to meetings of theconferences of the parties of otherconventions.Communication between theSBSTTA bureau and equivalentbodies of other conventions.Communication between secretariats.Incorporation of considerationsrelating to the ong>Conventionong> onBiological Diversity in Partyresponses to other conventions.Identify high priority needs fromnational reports and otherong>infong>ormation sources. Encourage andsupport the development andmaintenance of databases.Undertake a review of priorities forGEF funding, drawing onong>infong>ormation in national reports,national biodiversity strategies andaction plans and the outcome of otherwork elements.Identify and address any problemswith delivery of capacity-buildingassistance to Parties, including bysurveying Parties.COPSBSTTA BureauExecutive SecretaryPartiesSBSTTA and partners.SBSTTA, COPGEF Council/…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 14Encourage additional financialsupportNeed Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersProvide advice to Parties, countries COPand other organizations.Facilitate scientific and technicalcooperationEncourage bilateral and multilateraldonors to support sectoral, regionaland national activities to implementArticle 8(h).Develop and utilize improvedmechanisms for facilitating scientificand technical cooperation.Facilitate access by Parties tofinancial support, including byfacilitating intergovernmentalcooperative arrangements andproviding ong>infong>ormation on potentialsources of funds.Further develop the clearing housemechanism.Develop other mechanisms.COP, SBSTTA, Executive SecretarySBSTTA, Executive Secretary, IACSBSTTAImproving access to ong>infong>ormationImprove Parties’ access toong>infong>ormation on alien species,invasions, control methods and othermatters relevant to theimplementation of Article 8(h).Encourage Parties, Governments andother relevant organizations tocontribute to the completion of theGISP database, and other ong>infong>ormationsystems.COPPilot projects for capacity-buildingFacilitate the establishment of pilotprojects for capacity-building, toenhance capacity within the project,develop improved methods forcapacity-building, and develop toolsand techniques applicable elsewhere.Work with GISP and other partnersto identify ong>infong>ormation needs andappropriate ways to meet them.Develop pilot cooperativeprogrammes based around sitesmanaged under other conventions.SBSTTASBSTTA, working with otherconventions including Ramsar, CMS,UNESCO-MAB and UNESCO-WHC./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 15Need Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersCentres of excellenceExamine and if appropriate facilitate Identify key areas where this would SBSTTA with partnersthe development of centres which be a valuable approach.specialize in particular aspectsIdentify existing national, regional or SBSTTA with partnersrelated to the implementation ofinternational organizations whichArticle 8(h), and provide technicalhave particular expertise in theseassistance to Parties.areas and could potentially undertakethis role.Seek agreement from these and/or SBSTTA with partnersother organizations to undertake therole.Disseminate ong>infong>ormation on the SBSTTA, CHMcentres.Developing national legal, institutional and economic arrangementsProviding adviceProviding advice to Parties on how todevelop such arrangements.Bilateral and multilateral cooperationFacilitating intergovernmentalcooperationIdentify mechanisms for encouraginggreater cooperation betweencountries.Cooperative work on islands Identify mechanisms for encouraginggreater cooperation betweencountries for work to implementArticle 8(h) for islands.Inventory of experience and expertise Develop and maintain an inventoryof experience and expertise to allowParties to identify potential sourcesof assistance and ong>infong>ormation.Consider the results of GISP phase 1,identify ways to provide the resultsto Parties, and consider whetherfurther guidance is needed forParties. If further guidance isneeded, develop and disseminatethis.Identify barriers to cooperation, anddevelop mechanisms to overcomethose barriers.Identify barriers to cooperation, anddevelop mechanisms to overcomethose barriers.Development of database platform,initial data entry, and maintenance.SBSTTA with partnersDissemination through the clearinghousemechanismSBSTTA, drawing on the work of thegroup developing anintergovernmental invasive speciesinitiative.SBSTTA, drawing on the work of thegroup developing an intergovernmentalinvasive speciesinitiative.SBSTTA with partners. Possibledissemination through the clearinghousemechanism../…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 16Need Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersProviding a single contact point Clarification of the role of the SBSTTA. Possible role for clearinghousewithin each country orcontact point, consideration ofmechanism and/or SBSTTAregional/international organization to potential use of existing focal points, focal points. Role for the clearinghousereceive and pass on requests for agreement on the point of contact,mechanism in dissemination.involvement in cooperativedissemination.initiatives.Providing single point of contactwithin countries and organizationsSupport for risk assessment workClarification of terminologyImprove the contribution of workunder the site-based conventionsSetting international standards and guidelinesClarify the effect of trade-relatedconventionsDevelopment of techniques andadvice on risk assessment, includinga possible early warning system.Clarify the use of terminology in thevarious international conventions, inorder to reduce potential confusionand implementation problems.Seek to reduce the differences ong>infong>uture work of the ong>Conventionong> onBiological Diversity.Improve the integration of work atsites designated under otherconventions, and the degree to whichthose sites address theimplementation of Article 8(h).Provide clear guidance to Parties onthe implications of provisions in theIPPC and Agreement on Sanitary andPhytosanitary Measures (SPS) for theimplementation of Article 8(h).Identify the areas where support isdesirable, identify existing work,develop cooperative approaches toprovide the necessary support.Undertake a review of terminologyused, and provide a document toParties setting out the various terms,how they are defined within therelevant conventions, and clarifyingthe significance of any differences.Develop guidance for the use ofterminology in future work of theong>Conventionong> on Biological Diversity,in association with otherconventions.Possible approaches are:• Pilot projects• Dissemination of ong>infong>ormationthrough the clearing-mechanism• Cooperation between secretariats• Work between SBSTTA andequivalent bodiesDevelop technical guidance, andprovide ong>infong>ormation on theexperience of Parties that haveratified and implemented all threeagreements.SBSTTA or Executive Secretary,working with partners including inparticular FAO (IPPC) and Ramsar.Executive Secretary, in conjunctionwith the secretariats of otherconventions.SBSTTA, in association with theequivalent bodies of otherconventions.SBSTTA and Executive Secretary totake a lead role in developingcooperative approaches, inpartnership with the otherconventionsSBSTTA working with equivalentbodies from the other conventions, orthe Executive Secretary working withthe other secretariats./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 17Need Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersProvide advice on export controls Provide guidance on how best toreduce the risks that exports oforganisms pose to receivingcountries, in ways which accord withother international conventions.Develop technical guidance anddisseminate it.SBSTTA working with equivalentbodies from the other conventions, orthe Executive Secretary working withthe other secretariats.Improve management of sharedbiodiversityWhere biodiversity is theresponsibility of more than one Stateand subject to bilateral or multilateralagreements, encourage an assessmentto ensure that those agreements havea positive effect on implementationof Article 8(h).Encourage Parties to review theiragreements.Developing tools and taking actions for prevention, early detection and early eradication of invasive or potentially invasive alien speciesDevelop cost-effective surveillancetechniquesDevelop cost-effective techniques foridentifying new incursions of alienspecies.• Identify available tools and bestpractice in this area;• Analyse the adequacy of thosetools and best practice;• Identify ways to fill any gaps inthe toolkit; and• Disseminate the ong>infong>ormation toparties.COPSBSTTA and partnersProvide taxonomic supportProvide tools for inventoryEnsure that taxonomic ong>infong>ormation isadequate to allow the effectiveidentification of alien species.Develop tools for undertakingbaseline assessments of existingbiodiversity as a basis for identifyingnew incursions and making decisionson deliberate introductions of alienspecies.Include under the ong>Conventionong>’sprogramme of work on the GlobalTaxonomy Initiative relevantelements of work to increase thetaxonomic knowledge base both interms of an understanding of theendemic ecosystem components, aswell as introduced speciesTechnical process, incorporatingidentification of detailed needs,identification of previous work andavailable tools, identification of gaps,and development of tools to fill thegaps.SBSTTA in conjunction withpartners, including relevanttaxonomic institutions, internationalorganizations and programmesSBSTTA with partners, includingpotentially the MillenniumEcosystem Assessment andDIVERSITAS./…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 18Need Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersImproving border controlProvide advice and tools to Parties toallow improvements to bordercontrol.Consider the results of GISP phase 1,identify ways to provide the resultsto Parties, and consider whetherfurther guidance is needed forParties. If further guidance isneeded, develop and disseminateSBSTTA with GISP and otherpartners.Controlling movement of specieswithin national bordersReduce the risks posed by vectorsProviding additional toolsReduce the risks posed byinternational aid workProvide an emergency responsemechanismProvide advice and tools to Parties toallow the development of anynecessary controls on movement ofspecies within national borders.Provide advice and tools to Parties toimprove their ability to reduce therisks posed by vectors.Develop additional tools that areneeded for effective implementation.Provide advice to those involved ininternational aid work on thepotential risk of creating orexacerbating invasions of alienspecies, and means to reduce thatrisk.Develop a mechanism for providingassistance to Parties to undertakerapid responses to newly identifiedalien species.this.Undertake study of existingquarantine/movement restrictionswithin countries, and develop anddisseminate guidance.Consider the results of GISP phase 1,identify ways to provide the resultsto Parties, and consider whetherfurther guidance is needed forParties. If further guidance isneeded, develop and disseminatethis.Identify the highest priority toolneeds, drawing on national reportsand other ong>infong>ormation sources. Seekpartners to fill those needs.Identify past problems, and the majorrisk activities. Develop advice onreducing those risks. Disseminatethe advice to relevant groups.Identify possible mechanism anddevelop it.SBSTTA with partners.SBSTTA to lead the work. Jointwork programmes between theSecretariat and those of the IPPC andIMO. Other partners.SBSTTA and partnersSBSTTA and partnersSBSTTA with partners/…


UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/6/INF/7Page 19Need Description Possible process Responsibilities and partnersImprove prediction capacity Develop tools for predicting thepotential invasiveness of species.Consider the results of GISP phase 1,identify ways to provide the resultsSBSTTA with GISP and otherpartners.to Parties, and consider whetherfurther guidance is needed forParties. If further guidance isneeded, develop and disseminate thisDeveloping tools and taking actions for eradication and control of established alien species invasionsApply the ecosystem approachIdentify priority needs for furtheradvice and toolsIncrease eradication work on islandsIncrease eradication work incontinental situationsProvide guidance to Parties on howto apply the ecosystem approach tothis work.Identify the key impediments tonational implementation and developtools and guidance to help removethose impediments.Increase the capacity of countries toundertake eradication of alien speciesthat have invaded islands.Increase the capacity of countries toundertake eradication of alien speciesthat have invaded continentalecosystems.Assess the adequacy of existingadvice and if necessary supplementit.Analyse priorities in nationalbiodiversity strategies and actionplans, and other relevant ong>infong>ormation.Possibly survey SBSTTA focalpoints. Identify key needs anddevelop approaches to provide thetools or guidance.Develop islands database anddocument and disseminateexperiences and lessons learntIdentify islands for “research bymanagement” development ofimproved techniquesDevelop peer review mechanismIdentify existing experience, perhapsthrough a survey of SBSTTA and/orCHM focal points, by commissioninga study, or by seeing a partner toundertake this work.Develop advice on the likely risk ofsuccess or failure of eradicationtechniques in relation to types ofspecies, ecosystems, types oflocations, or levels of establishment,and good practice.SBSTTA and Executive SecretarySBSTTA.SBSTTA and partners. CHM fordisseminationSBSTTA and partnersSBSTTA and partnersSBSTTA, possibly with partnerSBSTTA with partners-----

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