Conventions and other agreements related to the CBD


Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought
The objective of this Convention is to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought, particularly in African countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification.

Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats - Bern Convention
The Convention stimulates the conservation of wild flora and fauna and their natural habitats within Europe. Special attention is given to species, with particular emphasis on migratory species, and habitats whose conservation requires the co-operation of several States and it aims to promote this co-operation.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species - CITES - Washington Convention
Countries ban through CITES international commercial trade in an agreed list of endangered species. CITES also regulates and monitores trade in other species that might become endangered.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals - Bonn Convention
The Bonn Convention aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range.

Framework Convention on Climat Change
The ultimate objective of this Convention and any related legal instruments that is to achieve, stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

Ramsar Convention Bureau
The Convention on Wetlands is an intergovernmental treaty. It provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

The World Heritage Convention
The Convention aims to treasure cultural and natural sites, constituting a common heritage, as unique testimonies to an enduring past.

The Global Plan of Action
The Global Plan of Action promotes the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Main activities are: in situ conservation and development, ex-situ conservation, use of plant genetic resources, and institution and capacity building.


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