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Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 1996-2000

Wetlands International - Asia Pacific
International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau - Japan Committee (IWRB-J), 1996
ISBN 983 9663 18 6


Note: This publication has been superseded by Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Strategy: 2001-2005

Annex 3

Accession to international conventions directly relevant to the conservation of waterbirds in the Asia-Pacific region
Nation and Territory International Conservation Conventions1
CBD Bonn CITES Ramsar
Afghanistan     Yes  
Australia Yes Yes Yes Yes
Azerbaijan3        
Bangladesh     Yes Yes
Bhutan        
Brunei Darussalam     Yes  
Cambodia        
China, People's Republic of Yes   Yes Yes
Cook Islands Yes      
Fiji Yes      
France (French Polynesia, New Caledonia,
Wallis and Futuna Islands)
(Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
India Yes Yes Yes Yes
Indonesia Yes   Yes Yes
Iran, Islamic Republic of     Yes Yes
Japan Yes   Yes Yes
Kazakhstan3        
Kyrgyzstan3        
Kiribati Yes      
Korea, People's Democratic Republic of        
Korea, Republic of       Yes
Lao People's Democratic Republic of        
Malaysia Yes   Yes Yes
Maldives        
Marshall Islands Yes      
Micronesia, Federated States of Yes      
Mongolia Yes      
Myanmar        
Nauru Yes      
Nepal Yes   Yes Yes
New Zealand Yes   Yes Yes
Niue        
Northern Mariana Islands     (Yes) (Yes)
Pakistan Yes Yes Yes Yes
Palau        
Papua New Guinea Yes   Yes Yes
Philippines Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portugal (Macau2) (Yes)   (Yes) (Yes)
Russian Federation Yes   Yes Yes
Singapore     Yes  
Solomon Islands        
Sri Lanka Yes   Yes Yes
Tajikistan3       Yes*
Thailand     Yes Yes
Tokelau (Yes)   (Yes) (Yes)
Tonga        
Turkmenistan3        
Turvalu        
United Kingdom (Hong Kong2)   (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
United Kingdom (Pitcairn Islands) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
United States of America (Alaska)     (Yes) (Yes)
United States of America (American Samoa, Guam and Hawaii)   (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)
Uzbeckistan3       Yes*
Vanuatu Yes   Yes  
Viet Nam     Yes Yes
Western samoa Yes      
Total 22 (4) 4 (3) 21 (7) 19 (7)

Yes - nation is party to convention,
(Yes) - territory of a nation that is party to convention,
Yes* - Deposition of Declaration of Succession.

1Ramsar - Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat (Ramsar Convention); list as of 31 December 1995.
Bonn - Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention or CMS); list as of 1 February 1996.
Biodiversity - Convention on Biological Diversity;
CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).

2These territories will be returned to P.R. of China during the period of the Strategy

3Nations 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 June 1995, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan are still to confirm their membership of the Ramsar Convention.