[GA - DEFEATED] Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation

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Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation
Category: Environment | Industry Affected: All Businesses - Mild
Proposed by: Untecna, Co-Authored by: Onionist Randosia | Onsite Topic


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:

  1. The following definitions are reviewed:
    1. “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.
    2. “Fragmentation” is the separation of animal populations by natural or artificial barriers that may cause a net detriment on an animal population.
    3. “Fragmenters” is further defined as the barriers keeping animal populations fragmented.
    4. "Microscopic Species" is defined as a species of non-sapient wild animals at or below a measurement of 0.25 mm in length.
  2. The World Assembly Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) shall:
    1. Research barriers between animal populations, both natural and artificial,
    2. Collect and provide data and information on fragmented species for use by national efforts to end fragmentation, and
    3. Assess whether the species in question is both able to be assisted at the time and is in danger of detriment from fragmentation.
  3. Member nations shall assist and cooperate with the WAESC in finding and researching said barriers.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.
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.
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"Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation" was defeated 5,031 votes (31.4%) to 10,977 (68.6%).
 
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Hulldom

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Overview
This proposal wants to tackle a specific environmental concern: the fragmentation of animal populations that can have dire consequences for endangered species. It attempts to address this issue by assigning the World Assembly Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) the responsibility of conducting research on barriers between animal populations, gathering data on fragmented animal populations, and determining the feasibility and need of assisting particular species. It then tasks member states with performing research and establishes broad mandates to ensure an independent environmental body evaluates all "construction plans" with a focus on dealing with potential animal population fragmentation.

Recommendation
While the proposal has developed far beyond its original text, in which it seemingly would have required member nations to fill in oceans to allow squirrels on different continents to mate, the current version still suffers from major implementation issues.

The proposal falls apart about midway through its mandates through a combination of extremely vague and imprecise language with an apparent loss of focus on what the proposal is ostensibly tackling. For instance in section 4, the focus on "the specific species" is out of the blue and incongruent with the text that comes before it. Section 5's blanket mandate on all "construction plans" is ridiculously broad, encompassing – under a plain meaning – the erection of sheds and paving of driveways. Clauses such as these combined with the General Fund being used to bankroll effectively a black hole of an endeavour preclude any support from us.

For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly Resolution at vote, "Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation".

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Hulldom

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This has received the necessary approvals to enter the formal queue and will proceed to a vote at Major Update.
 

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Overview
This proposal wants to tackle a specific environmental concern: the fragmentation of animal populations that can have dire consequences for endangered species. It attempts to address this issue by assigning the World Assembly Endangered Species Committee (WAESC) the responsibility of conducting research on barriers between animal populations, gathering data on fragmented animal populations, and determining the feasibility and need of assisting particular species. It then tasks member states with performing research and establishes broad mandates to ensure an independent environmental body evaluates all "construction plans" with a focus on dealing with potential animal population fragmentation.

Recommendation
While the proposal has developed far beyond its original text, in which it seemingly would have required member nations to fill in oceans to allow squirrels on different continents to mate, the current version still suffers from major implementation issues.

The proposal falls apart about midway through its mandates through a combination of extremely vague and imprecise language with an apparent loss of focus on what the proposal is ostensibly tackling. For instance in section 4, the focus on "the specific species" is out of the blue and incongruent with the text that comes before it. Section 5's blanket mandate on all "construction plans" is ridiculously broad, encompassing – under a plain meaning – the erection of sheds and paving of driveways. Clauses such as these combined with the General Fund being used to bankroll effectively a black hole of an endeavour preclude any support from us.

For the above reasons, the Ministry of World Assembly Affairs recommends a vote Against the General Assembly Resolution at vote, "Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation".

Our Voting Recommendation Dispatch--Please Upvote!
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Hulldom

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"Mitigating Animal Population Fragmentation" was defeated 5,031 votes (31.4%) to 10,977 (68.6%).
 
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