The Republic of Seychelles A UNEP/WCMC Pilot Project “ Harmonisation of National Reporting of Biological Diversity related conventions” Prepared and Presented by Joseph Francois . Scope. To investigate various concepts/methods of harmonisation of national reporting. . The Seychelles Islands.
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The Republic of Seychelles A UNEP/WCMC Pilot Project“Harmonisation of National Reporting of Biological Diversity related conventions”Prepared and Presented by Joseph Francois
To investigate various concepts/methods of harmonisation of national reporting.
Faces distinct limitation in financial & human resources
As a result, GOS welcomes initiatives to reduce this workload
Protect species against over-exploitation caused by international trade and to ensure that the trade is sustainable
Provide proper conservation of whale stocks, thus, enable sustainable development of the Whaling industry
Ensure sustained protection of cultural and natural heritage
Ensure protection and sustainable of wetlands thru’ identified wetlands
Primary barrier which needed crossing (need synchronising internationally):
Before Submission to their respective secretariats the reports have to be endorsed by the government (Minister for Environment)
The same, hence can be done once (but, CITES may benefit from the consultation phases and public involvement
A tabulated report of permits details annually, a biennial report on legislative.. admin…
Based on Multiple choice format –
Aimed to provide an assessment of the heritage values of designated site and whether such values are being maintained.
– Consist of 2 sections ..1. legislative and administrative provisions made..
2. The state of conservation of specific site
Reporting on scientific information available to the Government
(others not required as Seychelles prohibits killing, taking away, chasing of marine mammal, no aboriginal subsistence whaling
CITES : Reporting Process & Format clear, concise, functional & effective in reflecting the national status of implementation of the convention
CBD: report is rather lengthy and burdensome to complete
V. difficult for stakeholders to interpret
Format thus needs revisited & other approaches considered
Needs to be mandatory
WHC: Somehow, less guided, not modular
ICRW: Little activity occurring in Sey. Ad hoc reporting of information from stakeholders, non systematic
Both National and International
CBD has a wider mandate , may be engulf the reporting of others
(Institutional strengthening and capacity building needed)