COOPERATION WITH THE SECRETARIAT OF THE GLOBAL SNOW LEOPARD AND ECOSYSTEM PROTECTION PROGRAM

News (News archive) | 06 авг. 2017

On the eve of the Global Snow Leopard Forum, a meeting was held with the GSLEP Secretariat

The International Forum 2017, dedicated to the protection of the snow leopard and its ecosystems, is designed to strengthen the interaction of stakeholders in SL range countries with international donors, environmental and scientific organizations in order to consolidate efforts in conservation of the snow leopard and its ecosystems. The forthcoming event is scheduled to be held from 24 to 25 August in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center team met with the Head, national and international experts of the Secretariat to discuss the initiative on sustainable management of high mountain ecosystems in Tajikistan, aimed at preserving the snow leopard and sustainable livelihoods of the mountain communities, as well as the concept of the regional initiative, which is scheduled for presentation at the forthcoming Forum.

The specialists of the National center and the Secretariat discussed the existing areas of bilateral cooperation, in particular, on the development of an effective plan for managing high-mountain landscapes, raising the level of awareness of the mountain population and their involvement in the sustainable nature management process, reducing the conflict-forming factors between man and snow leopard etc.

GSLEP Secretariat experts shared the successful experience of earlier implemented initiatives and provided a number of important resource materials that can serve as a basis for the development of national approaches and mechanisms in the issue of sustainable management and conservation of landscapes in the snow leopard habitat.

Participants also discussed the current status of the implementation of the national initiative on the conservation of the snow leopard and its ecosystems in Tajikistan, the progress achieved and identified aspects in which bilateral cooperation will be expedient and effective.

During the visit to Bishkek, a working meeting was also held with one of the leading environmental non-profit organizations of Kyrgyzstan - BIOM. The organization's activities are aimed at achieving sustainable positive changes in the quality of the environment and people's lives through the involvement of broad groups of people in the implementation of sustainable development and conservation of natural ecosystems.

Specialists of the National Center and BIOM discussed successful practices and approaches of earlier implemented initiatives focused mainly on the sustainable conservation of natural ecosystems involving the rural population, both in the decision-making process itself and in the direct implementation of practical measures. The meeting also outlined potential areas for further interaction and implementation of environmental initiatives.

The past meetings and the agreements reached during them helped to strengthen the status of regional cooperation in key areas, the results of which will contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Biosafety and Environment: Introduction to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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Section 1 provides the institutional information about the Administrative Authority and National Focal Points for the national implementation of the Convention.

Section 2 is a ‘free-text’ section in which the Party is invited to provide a summary of various aspects of national implementation progress and recommendations for the future.

Section 3 provides the 66 implementation indicator questions, grouped under each Convention implementation strategy in the Strategic Plan 2009-2015, and with an optional ‘free-text’ section under each indicator question in which the Contracting Party may, if it wishes, add further information on national implementation of that activity.

Section 4 is an optional annex to allow any Contracting Party that so wishes to provide additional information regarding any or all of its Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites).

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Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement on biosafety, as a supplement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Biosafety Protocol seeks to protect biological diversity from the potential risks posed by genetically modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology.

The Biosafety Protocol makes clear that products from new technologies must be based on the precautionary principle and allow developing nations to balance public health against economic benefits. It will for example let countries ban imports of a genetically modified organisms if they feel there is not enough scientific evidence that the product is safe and requires exporters to label shipments containing genetically altered commodities such as corn or cotton.

The required number of 50 instruments of ratification/accession/approval/acceptance by countries was reached in May 2003. In accordance with the provisions of its Article 37, the Protocol entered into force on 11 September 2003. As of March 2015, the Protocol has 170 parties, which includes 167 United Nations member states, Niue, the State of Palestine, and the European Union.

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