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The First National Report - Chapter 5

[International Cooperation] The First National Report under The Convention on Biological Diversity

Chapter 5. Preparation of Guidelines for the Implementation of the National Strategy, Cooperation with Various Plans Related to the Implementation of the National Strategy, and Support for Local Activities

In order to promote respective measures based on the National Strategy, it is necessary to prepare guidelines and indexes to help achieve the objectives and basic directions of the measures in respective fields listed in the National Strategy.

To realize the conservation and sustainable use of various ecosystems and animals and plants in each of the typical bio-geographical regions identified in the long-term objectives, it is necessary to first establish the bio-geographical regions in Japan, then identify the typical ecosystems in the respective regions and clarify the guidelines for their conservation. A study for this purpose is under way.

The conservation of habitats and ecosystems requires an assessment of the biological diversity in the regions. A study is being conducted to establish a method for assessing the status of biological diversity at the local level.

With regard to promoting the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components based on the National Strategy, it is important to harmonize the basic directions of various national plans relating to the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components with the National Strategy, and to enforce those plans in line with the National Strategy.

The viewpoint for the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components is reflected in the following plans: the National Land Use Plan, which provides the basic policy for national land use; the Basic Plan for Forest Resources, which directs the long-term management of forest resources in Japan; and the 5-year Plan for Coast Projects, among others.

Furthermore, it is important to promote the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of its components through local activities. The guidelines for promoting regional programs for the conservation of biological diversity are being formulated.


Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan

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