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148 United Nations — Treaty Series • Nations Unies — Recueil des Traités 1993

national jurisdiction and on other matters of mutual interest, for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity.


Article 6. General Measures for Conservation and Sustainable Use


 Each Contracting Party shall, in accordance with its particular conditions and capabilities:
 (a) Develop national strategies, plans or programmes for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity or adapt for this purpose existing strategies, plans or programmes which shall reflect, inter alia, the measures set out in this Convention relevant to the Contracting Party concerned; and
 (b) Integrate, as far as possible and as appropriate, the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity into relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and policies.


Article 7. Identification and Monitoring


 Each Contracting Party shall, as far as possible and as appropriate, in particular for the purposes of Articles 8 to 10:
 (a) Identify components of biological diversity important for its conservation and sustainable use having regard to the indicative list of categories set down in Annex I:
 (b) Monitor, through sampling and other techniques, the components of biological diversity identified pursuant to subparagraph (a) above, paying particular attention to those requiring urgent conservation measures and those which offer the greatest potential for sustainable use;
 (c) Identify processes and categories of activities which have or are likely to have significant adverse impacts on the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and monitor their effects through sampling and other techniques; and
 (d) Maintain and organize, by any mechanism data, derived from identification and monitoring activities pursuant to subparagraphs (a), (b) and (c) above.


Article 8. In-situ Conservation


 Each Contracting Party shall, as far as possible and as appropriate:
 (a) Establish a system of protected areas or areas where special measures need to be taken to conserve biological diversity:
 (b) Develop, where necessary, guidelines for the selection, establishment and management of protected areas or areas where special measures need to be taken to conserve biological diversity:
 (c) Regulate or manage biological resources important for the conservation of biological diversity whether within or outside protected areas, with a view to ensuring their conservation and sustainable use;