WCC 2016 Res 082 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
SEO/BirdLife, Sociedad Española de Ornitología / Spain
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust ( WWT ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2017-2020 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Implementation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The partners, SEO BirdLife Spain and Wildfowl & Wetland Trust have been leading on the implementation of this resolution.

The focus so far was on policy influencing and advocacy.

1) The IUCN Secretariat and Wildlife Health Specialist Group have responded to their various public consultations highlighting the Resolution and how it supports this policy action as part of the European Commission’s proposal to harmonise restrictions on lead shot across the EU under Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), . https://echa.europa.eu/previous-consultations-on-restriction-proposals/-/substance-rev/17005/term

2)Hihglighted and cited this WCC 2016 Res 082 in the the “European Scientists” as yet another international agreement on the need to restrict use of lead ammunition. https://echa.europa.eu/previous-consultations-on-restriction-proposals/-/substance-rev/17005/term as part of the European Commission’s proposal to harmonise restrictions on lead shot across the EU.


3) The WCC 2016 Res 082 was acknowledged in the preamble to UNEP/CMS/Resolution 11.15(Rev.COP12)
Preventing Poisoning Of Migratory Birds: “Acknowledging also the Resolutions of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress WCC-2016-Res-014 on combatting the illegal poisoning of wildlife, WCC-2016-Res-022 on conservation measures for vultures, including banning the use of veterinary diclofenac, and WCC-2016-Res-082 on a path forward to address concerns over the use of lead ammunition in hunting,” And IUCN and its SSC invited to play an active role in the CMS Preventing Poisoning Working Group and its Lead task Force: “Invites the IUCN and its Species Survival Commission (SSC) to cooperate actively with CMS and the Preventing Poisoning Working Group (PPWG) on a global analysis of the impact of poisoning on wildlife, resources permitting; Lead Task Group – will invite a representative of IUCN” https://www.cms.int/sites/default/files/document/cms_cop12_res.11.15%28rev.cop12%29_bird-poisoning_e.pdf

- Awaiting for the response from the European Commission to the European Chemicals Agency's restriction proposal under REACH

- Awaiting for the further developments in the CMS Lead Task Group
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Industry lobbying against the transition to non-toxic ammunition remains the major block to progress. Hunters resistance is also an issue however there have been a number of government agencies and individual hunters who have move to non-toxic ammunition voluntarily.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future activities will focus on 1) Convene stakeholders/Networking and 2) Policy influencing/advocacy
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes