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WCC 2016 Res 082 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Member
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
SEO/BirdLife, Sociedad Española de Ornitología / Spain
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyAs part of the European Commission’s proposal to harmonise restrictions on lead shot across the EU under REACH, 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. https://echa.europa.eu/previous-consultations-on-restriction-proposals/-/substance-rev/17005/term On-going
Policy influencing/advocacyAs part of the European Commission’s proposal to harmonise restrictions on lead shot across the EU, the Resolution has been cited by 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 On-going
Policy influencing/advocacyThe Resolution has been 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 On-going
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
At time of writing the European Commission's response to the European Chemicals Agency's restriction proposal under REACH is awaited.

Further developments in the CMS Lead Task Group are also awaited.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
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.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingIn development
Policy influencing/advocacyIn development