Target 1: People are aware of the multiple values of migratory species and their habitats and migration systems, and the steps they can take to conserve them and ensure the sustainability of any use.
The CMS Capacity Building Strategy 2015-2017 (COP11 Doc 20.2) aims to create and extend Communication, Education and Public Awareness tools, including guidelines and manuals for CMS MOUs and agreements. Actions to support the implementation of the Strategic Plan have included regional workshops of three types to (a) recruit new Parties to CMS, (b) integrate CMS with the targets of other biodiversity-related MEAs, notably into the NBSAPs of the CBD, and (c) prepare developing countries to COP meetings to build their capacity in communication and negotiation. (See also Target 15).
The Programme of Work of the Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI POW) foresees the development of guidelines to build capacity for decision makers, for example: 1.4.6. Create a ‘best practice’ policy guide for issues that affect migratory and transboundary species in CAMI countries. This is not specific to any issue and can include guidelines for raising awareness on migratory species, and their habitats and the benefits from sustainable use, where appropriate.
The Medium-Term International Work Programme for the Saiga Antelope (2016-2020) (MTIWP) objective 5.2 contributes directly to building capacity for awareness raising campaigns by distributing informational materials: “5.2 Continue to widely distribute information and educational materials on saiga biology and conservation aimed at local people, school children and decision-makers”.
PIC MoU MTIP WDAP 2014-17 includes: 1.4: Capacity building of government agencies and community trainers to […] develop and deliver outreach programmes.
Small Cetaceans of West Africa and Macaronesia MoU Action Plan (Annex II of MoU) includes: “Transfer capacity to government agencies and community trainers to […] develop and deliver outreach programmes”.
The Memorandum of Understanding concerning conservation measures for marine turtles of the Atlantic coast of Africa: Conservation and Management Plan for Marine Turtles of the Atlantic coast of Africa (http://www.cms.int/en/document/conservation-and-management-plan-marine-turtles-atlantic-coast-africa-revised) includes:
Objective 4. Increase public awareness to threats facing marine turtles and their habitats, and enhance public participation in conservation activities.
4.1.1: Build local capacity in environmental education and collect, develop, and distribute educational material suitable for African culture (cartoons, coloring books, games, posters, T-shirts, etc.) in the 4 languages;
4.1.9: Train leaders from local communities.
The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs (Dugon dugong) and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MOU) (http://www.cms.int/dugong/en/documents/action-plans) includes:
9.1 Promote capacity building at all levels to strengthen conservation measures