|Review and revise existing national legislation|
|The review should look for gaps and how existing legislation and policy support the implementation of the instruments.
A review should not only focus on the existence of national legislation but also encompass its enforcement.
|Plan implementation by following the national consultation process|
|Consult with different relevant actors at the national level, including other ministries and technical/scientific experts
as well as NFPs of other relevant MEAs
|The process should be open, transparent and inclusive in order to develop ownership and legitimacy for the plans
|Establish or join existing national committee for implementation of migratory species conservation needs|
|Develop National Strategies and/or implementation plans|
|For the development of a National Strategy and/or Implementation Plan the following three options could be
1. Full integration of Migratory Species into the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)
2. Stand-alone National Implementation Plan for Migratory Species (NIP)
3. Combination of NBSAP and NIP
Whichever option is chosen, it is clear that an effective strategy can only be elaborated through a consultative
process with full involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
|Promote and collaborate to actively support implementation on the ground|
|Link decision-making with implementation on the ground|
|Improve national capacity-building plans for the implementation of the CMS and its instruments (e.g. communication
and awareness raising)
|Review of national resources available for implementation|
|Secure additional financial and other resources for the implementation|
|Explore enacting a national strategy and/or implementation strategy into law|
|Develop enforcement and compliance frameworks|
|Monitor, and assess and report on national implementation|
|National strategies and/or plans should include review, monitoring and evaluation of a countries implementation
activities in order to determine whether the CMS and its instruments are bringing about tangible improvement and
that obligations under the instruments are being met.
|Promote transboundary and regional Implementation and
implementation at the international level
|Engage international processes such as UNDAFs and GEF|