Other biodiversity related conventions
The Republic of Serbia is a signatory of a number of other international treaties related to biodiversity and nature protection: the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands with International Importance, the Convention of Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna CITES, the Convention on Biodiversity and its Cartagena Protocol, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bon Convention), the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) and others.
The Law on Environmental Protection contains a number of provisions relating to biodiversity protection and taking international treaties into account. In 2009 the Republic of Serbia adopted its Law on Nature Protection, which is harmonized with relevant EU directives. The Ministry of Environment, Mining and Spatial Planning’s Sector for Nature Protection monitors implementation of the Ramsar Convention, the Convention on Biodiversity, the CITES, Bon and Bern Conventions. Several more institutions have been additionally nominated as scientific bodies for the CITES. The Republic of Serbia regularly submits annual reports to the CITES and also regularly submits national reports on implementation of the Ramsar Convention. The first, second, third and fourth national reports for the Convention on Biodiversity are developed and submitted to the UNCBD Secretariat. The Republic of Serbia also submits its National Report on the implementation of the Bon Convention.
The Republic of Serbia became a signatory of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2001 and in 2007 ratified the Convention on Combating Desertification and the Kyoto Protocol.
A detailed list of international treaties in the area of environmental protection can be downloaded below.