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ASEAN Agreement on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Document type
Field of application
Jul 9, 1985
IUCN (ID: TRE-000820)
Title (French)

Accord de l'ASEAN sur la conservation de la nature et des ressources naturelles

Title (Other)

ASEAN Vereinbarung über die Erhaltung der Natur und der natürlichen Hilfsquellen

Place of adoption
Kuala Lumpur
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Water, Forestry, Air & atmosphere, Sea, Land & soil, Wild species & ecosystems
Biodiversity Protection of habitats Endangered species Wild fauna Forestry protection measures Access-to-information Stock enhancement/repopulation Research Access and benefit sharing Protection of species International organization Sustainable use EIA Transboundary effects Genetic resources Management/conservation International agreement-text Exploration Wild flora Protected area Freshwater quality/freshwater pollution Air quality/air pollution Public participation Soil conservation/soil improvement Trade in species Land-use planning Ecosystem preservation Afforestation/reforestation
Geographical area

Objectives: To maintain essential ecological processes and life-support systems, to preserve genetic diversity, and to ensure the sustainable utilisation of living resources. Summary of provisions: Chapter II of the Agreement provides for the conservation of species and ecosystems through extensive management measures. Chapter II deals with species genetic diversity (art. 3), sustainable use of species (art. 4), endangered and endemic species (art. 5), vegetation cover and forest and endemic species (art. 5), vegetation cover and forest (art. 9). Chapter III of the Agreement relates to the conservation of ecological processes with a view to maintaining their proper functioning. Articles 10 and 11 concern the reduction, prevention and control of environmental degradation and pollution. Chapter IV provides for environmental planning measures with a view to integrating natural resources conservation into the land use process. Articles of chapter IV deal with land use planning (art. 12), establishment of protected areas (art. 13), and impact assessments (art. 14). Chapter V concerns national supporting measures which consist in, inter alia, promoting education, information and participation of the public in the planning and implementation of conservation measures, and in training scientific and technical personnel (art. 16). Chapter VI provides for international co-operation between the Parties through, inter alia, the co-ordination of their activities in the field of conservation of nature and management of natural resources, especially when these are shared (art. 18 and 19). Parties recognise their international responsibility in regards of transfrontier environmental effects and undertake to avoid and reduce adverse environmental effects of activities under their jurisdiction (art. 20). Institutional mechanisms: Meetings of the Contracting Parties, provided in article 21, are to be held in as far as possible in conjunction with appropriate meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). A Secretariat is to be designated by the Contracting Parties on the coming into force of the Agreement (art. 22).

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Thailand -
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