In the context of international agreements one of the challenges that face governments is how to implement these in a collaborative and coherent way. The Sourcebook shows national-regional opportunities for enhancing cooperation among Biodiversity-related Conventions, with ultimate aim to strengthen their implementation. In this book, 63 illustrative examples from around the world show the mechanisms and approaches that individual countries and regional groups take to improve cooperation with highlights of existing guidance.
It focuses on six global Biodiversity-related Conventions listed here, yet with relevance to other international agreements as well. The main focus is on national and regional cooperation among: Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS); International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA); Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention); Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (WHC).