Saturday, January 2, 2016
China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement
CHINA-AUSTRALIA MIGRATORY BIRD AGREEMENT
By Anton Antonio
January 3, 2016
The China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement (also known as CAMBA) is a treaty between Australia and China to minimize harm to the major areas used by migratory birds which migrate between the two countries. Towra Point Nature Reserve plays a role in the agreement, being an area in Australia used by migratory birds. There is also a Japan-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement and a Republic of Korea-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement. Towra Point is also a Ramsar wetland site (a protected wetland of international importance).” (Wikipedia)
The Philippines and other ASEAN countries are also part of the migratory birds’ migration path from China to Australia. In order to completely cover this migratory path --- and, therefore, completely according substantial and meaningful protection --- migratory bird agreements must also be signed with these countries.
There are several international agreements --- that are aimed at mitigating the effects of global warming and climate change… and, in this case, an agreement that protects biodiversity through the protection of migratory birds --- have already been passed and agreed upon by a majority of participating countries. The next set of blogs/articles will be devoted to these international accords to increase the level of awareness on their history, aims and objectives. One such international accord is the China-Australia Migratory Bird Agreement.
Thoughts to promote positive action…
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Wikipedia, (2015). “Australia Migratory Bird Agreement”. Retrieved on January 3, 2016 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China%E2%80%93Australia_Migratory_Bird_Agreement
Australia Treaty Series 1988 No. 22, (1988). Retrieved on January 3, 2016 from http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1988/22.html