Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation
Category: Environment | Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild
Proposed by: Untecna, Co-Authored by: Onionist Randosia | Onsite Topic
Note: Only votes from TNP WA nations and NPA personnel will be counted. If you do not meet these requirements, please add (non-WA) or something of that effect to your vote.The General Assembly,
Understanding the previous legislation passed by the General Assembly on endangered animals, protecting them from harm,
Considering that it is not complete, and only protects from a small part of the entire problem,
Knowing that in that case, an enhancement may be needed to ensure that other reasons for endangerment are addressed, and
Establishes that animal population fragmentation is detrimental to affected species due to potential reduction of genetic diversity, limitation of population growth, increased danger of extirpation, lower carrying capacities in their areas of residence, loss of ability to reach resources in some cases, lower life expectancy, and potential extinction in the wild, among other issues,
Notes that, while natural changes may result in the change of a fragmented population to be able to be free of fragmentation, nature is not certain, and can not wholly be accounted for to any degree in the immediate time,
Understanding that, by the nature of the detrimental effects listed above, fragmentation of animal populations potentially reduces the diversity of species and the overall biodiversity of the land on which they reside and in the nation that is in,
Hereby enacts the following:
- The following definitions are reviewed:
- “Animal population” is a group of individuals, classified as non-sapient wild animals, that make up the amount of that animal in a given area, excluding microscopic species.
- “Fragmentation” is the separation of animal populations by natural or artificial barriers that may cause a net detriment on an animal population.
- “Fragmenters” is further defined as the barriers keeping animal populations fragmented.
- "Microscopic Species" is defined as a species of non-sapient wild animals at or below a measurement of 0.25 mm in length.
- The World Assembly Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) shall:
- Research barriers between animal populations, both natural and artificial,
- Collect and provide data and information on fragmented species for use by national efforts to end fragmentation, and
- Assess whether the species in question is both able to be assisted at the time and is in danger of detriment from fragmentation.
- Member nations shall assist and cooperate with the WAESC in finding and researching said barriers.
- All member nations must conduct independent research on the effects the specific species gains from fragmentation, and submit the results to the WAESC to increase the information database on fragmented populations.
- All construction plans within any area of a member nation must be reviewed by an independent environmental body to implement plans to mitigate or neutralize foreseeable fragmentation from the construction project.
- All artificial fragmenters within an area of fragmentation must be reviewed and a decision made on the best course of action to assist the fragmented population, on non-microscopic populations.
- All member nations are required to take action to mitigate and minimize the effects of fragmentation if the animal in question meets the guidelines and the fragmentation is caused by artificial barriers.
- All member nations are encouraged to conduct programs to find and implement ways to mitigate fragmentation in areas where fragmentation is due to natural features while retaining said natural features.
- Funding shall be allocated from the General Fund to finance endeavors spawned from this resolution to member states who are unable to pay for such activities to occur.
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