Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Committee
Wetlands International - Asia Pacific, 2001
ISBN 983 9663 30 5

Annex 1: Accession to international conventions directly relevant to the conservation of waterbirds in the Asia-Pacific Region

National and Territory
International Conventions1
 
Biological Diversity
CMS
Wetlands
Afghanistan
 
 
 
Australia
Yes
Yes
Yes
Azerbaijan2
Yes
(Yes)
 
Bangladesh
Yes
 
Yes
Bhutan
Yes
 
 
Brunei Darussalam
 
 
 
Cambodia
Yes
 
Yes
China, People’s Republic of
Yes
(Yes)
Yes
Cook Islands
Yes
 
 
East Timor
 
 
 
Fiji
Yes
 
 
France (French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna Islands)
(Yes)
(Yes)
(Yes)
India
Yes
Yes
Yes
Indonesia
Yes
 
Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Yes
(Yes)
Yes
Japan
Yes
 
Yes
Kazakhstan
Yes
(Yes)
 
Kyrgyzstan2
Yes
 
 
Kiribati
Yes
 
 
Korea, People’s Democratic Republic of
Yes
 
 
Korea, Republic of
 
 
Yes
Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Yes
 
 
Malaysia
Yes
 
Yes
Maldives
Yes
 
 
Marshall Islands
Yes
 
 
Micronesia, Federated States of
Yes
 
 
Mongolia
Yes
Yes
Yes
Myanmar
Yes
 
 
Nauru
Yes
 
 
Nepal
Yes
 
Yes
New Zealand
Yes
Yes
Yes
Niue
Yes
 
 
Northern Mariana Islands
 
 
(Yes)
Pakistan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Palau
Yes
 
 
Papua New Guinea
Yes
 
Yes
Philippines
Yes
Yes
Yes
Russian Federation
Yes
(Yes)
Yes
Singapore
Yes
 
 
Solomon Islands
Yes
 
 
Sri Lanka
Yes
Yes
Yes
Tajikistan2
Yes
 
Yes*
Thailand
 
 
Yes
Tokelau
(Yes)
 
(Yes)
Tonga
Yes
 
 
Turkmenistan2
Yes
(Yes)
 
Tuvalu
 
 
 
United Kingdom (Pitcairn Islands)
(Yes)
(Yes)
(Yes)
United States of America (Alaska, Hawaii and Guam)
 
 
(Yes)
United States of America (American Samoa)
 
 
(Yes)
Uzbekistan2
Yes
Yes
Yes*
Vanuatu
Yes
 
 
Viet Nam
Yes
 
Yes
Western Samoa
Yes
 
 
TOTAL
45 (3) 83%
10 (3) 19%
28 (6) 52%

Notes:

Yes - nation is party to the convention, (Yes) - territory of a nation is party to the convention, Yes* Deposition of Declaration of Succession, (Yes) - a non Contracting Party to CMS, but a member of agreements on waterbirds under CMS.

1 Wetlands - Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention); list as at 31 December 2000.
CMS - Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention); list as at 31 December 2000.
Biological Diversity - Convention on Biological Diversity; list as at 31 December 2000.

2 Nations belonging to the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) have undertaken in the Alma-Ata Declaration of 21 December 1991 to guarantee "in conformity with their legislative procedures, the fulfilment of international obligations, stemming from the agreements signed by the former USSR". In December 2000, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan are still to confirm their membership of the Ramsar Convention.