Seto, K.C., and Fragkias, M. (2007). Mangrove transformation and aquaculture development in Vietnam: a remote sensing approach to assessing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Glob. About. Change 17, 486-500. 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2007.03.001 The Convention`s Board of Directors, made up of all the governments that have ratified the Treaty. This supreme authority reviews progress under the convention, identifies new priorities and establishes work plans for members. The COP can also make changes to the convention, create expert bodies, review Member States` progress reports and cooperate with other international organisations and agreements. The conservation and wise use of Australian wetlands is controlled and regulated by international agreements and Australian legislation. Although such agreements and legislation have complex legal and technical conditions and are implemented by governments, their intent is reflected in the day-to-day actions of wetland managers, including volunteers in community groups, farmers, national park rangers and researchers.
These legal documents on wetlands or their reference to wetlands imply that everyone works for similar conservation and use purposes. Cherkaoui, S. I., Hanane, S., Magri, N., El Agbani, M. A., and Dakki, M. (2015). The factors that influence the biodiversity of waterfowl farming in The Moroccan wetlands of iba and Ramsar: a macroecological approach. Wetlands 35, 913-922. doi: 10.1007/s13157-015-0682-y The Water Act 2007 (Water Act) establishes a number of mechanisms that support sustainable management of water resources, particularly in the Murray Darling Basin. The Water Act established the Murray-Darling Base Authority to ensure that the basin`s water resources are managed in an integrated and sustainable manner. The Authority is required to develop the Basin Plan, a strategic plan for the integrated and sustainable management of water resources in the Murray-Darling Basin. In developing the basin plan, the Authority is invited to implement the Ramsar Convention and a number of other international environmental agreements and to promote the judicious use of all water resources in the basin and the preservation of the declared Ramsar wetlands5.
Korichi, N., and Treilhes, C. (2013). Ramsar sites provide protection when they are managed. Espac. 43, 14-15. Available online at www.espaces-naturels.info/sites-ramsar-assurent-leur-role-protection-quand-ils-sont-geres Bridgewater, P. (2008). A new context for the Ramsar Convention: wetlands in a changing world. Reverend Eur.
Common. Int. The environment. Law 17, 100-106. doi: 10.1111/d.1467-9388.2008.00582.x The australian government`s specific role in wetland management is being removed from our obligations under international conventions.