The traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species, their habitats and migration systems, and their customary sustainable use of biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, with the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities, thereby contributing to the favourable conservation status of migratory species and the ecological connectivity and resilience of their habitats.
Note: This target reflects international thinking on the subject in other fora.
This target describes a state which may already exist in some places and may not in others, hence in the latter case a change would be expected in order to achieve it.
Assessing this in either case will require information on:
- The traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities that are relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory species, their habitats and migration systems.
- The customary sustainable use of biological resources of indigenous and local communities (presumably as far as this is also relevant to the same purposes as mentioned above, although that is not stated).
- The extent to which the knowledge, innovations, practices and customary uses described above are being respected, subject to relevant legislation and obligations.
- The extent to which indigenous and local communities are fully and effectively participating in the way that the matters listed above are being respected.
It appears to be assumed that contributions to “the favourable conservation status of migratory species and the ecological connectivity and resilience of their habitats” will follow as an automatic consequence of achieving the “respect” described in the target. It should therefore not be necessary in the context of this target to assess these ecological outcomes in their own right (they are in any case covered by other targets in the Plan), nor to attempt to assess the way in which this causative relationship functions. Achievement of the target therefore can be judged by evidence of the defined forms of (i) respect and (ii) participation.
A - Outreach, promotion and uptake of the Plan
B - The delivery framework
- Memorandum of Understanding for the conservation of cetaceans and their habitats in the Pacific Islands Region: Whale And Dolphin Action Plan 2013-2017
- Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Sharks; Conservation Plan
- Conservation and Management Plan of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Marine Turtles and their Habitats of the Indian Ocean and South-East Asia
- Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs (Dugon dugong) and their Habitats throughout their Range
- Action Plan - Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of the Middle-European Population of the Great Bustard
- African-Eurasian Migratory Landbirds Action Plan
C - Key partnerships and other supporting delivery frameworks
D - Capacity development
No relevant provisions identified in CMS family tools in relation to this target
E - Resourcing for biodiversity (including human, technical and financial resources)
F - Monitoring and evaluation, including indicators, milestones and feedback to the sub-targets, as well as headline measures of success by which overall success of the SPMS may be judged
G - Reporting on and review of progress at national level and by governing bodies such as the CMS COP