The Rangelands 2008 report states that rangeland information is used, amongst other things, to meet the Australian Government's reporting requirements under international conventions. Our international undertakings also guide domestic policy implementation. Of particular relevance to natural resource management, sustainable use and biodiversity conservation in the rangelands is the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the UN Convention on Biological Diversity.
- UN Convention to Combat Desertification
- Convention on Biological Diversity
- Australia's Clearing House Mechanism
Related international conventions to which Australia is a party
Other international conventions and agreements, such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the World Heritage Convention and several conventions under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation are also relevant to the management of Australia's rangelands. Some of Australia's most iconic world Heritage sites are in the rangelands, including Uluru, Kakadu, the Willandra Lakes complex in New South Wales (Lake Mungo) and Pernululu National Park in Western Australia.
- Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
- Ramsar wetlands in Australia
- The World Heritage Convention
- International Plant Protection Convention (for international cooperation to control pests of plants and plant products and preventing spread, especially into endangered areas.)
- International Phytosanitary Portal
- Conventions and Agreements concluded under Article XIV of the FAO Constitution
- International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources (for conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture)
- Plant Genetic Resources Treaty
International cooperation between Australia and developing countries on rangelands management, desertification and land degradation takes place through the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and international agricultural research centres, including those operating within the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
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