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Paragraphs in "Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea" coded as SUBS

Label Provision
Art.3 III. Purpose and Object
Art.3.1x The Parties shall cooperate closely with a view to achieving and maintaining a favourable conservation status for the seal population.
Art.4 IV. Conservation and Management Plan
Art.4.1x The Parties shall develop on the basis of scientific knowledge a conservation and management plan for the seal population. This plan shall contain a comprehensive statement of actions which are or are to be undertaken by the Parties to achieve the goals of this Agreement. The Parties shall keep the plan under review and amend it, as may be required, taking into consideration, in particular, the results of scientific research.
Art.6 VI. Taking
Art.6.1 1. The Parties shall prohibit the taking of seals from the Wadden Sea.
Art.6.2 2. The competent authorities may grant exemptions from the prohibition referred to in the first paragraph authorizing persons to take seals:
Art.6.2.ax for institutions to be designated performing scientific research into the conservation of the seal population in the Wadden Sea or the conservation of the Wadden Sea ecosystem, insofar as the information required for such research cannot be obtained in any other way; or
Art.6.2.bx for institutions to be designated nursing seals in order to release them after recovery, insofar as these are diseased or weakened seals or evidently abandoned suckling seals.
Art.6.2.cx Seals which are clearly suffering and cannot survive may be killed by the persons referred to in this paragraph.
Art.6.3 3. Any Party having granted exemptions as mentioned above shall notify the other Parties as soon as possible and provide them with an opportunity for review and comment.
Art.6.4 4. The Parties shall take appropriate action to suppress illegal hunting and taking of seals.
Art.7 VII. Habitats
Art.7.1 1. The Parties shall take appropriate measures for the protection of habitats. They shall pay due regard to the necessity of creating and maintaining a network of protected areas also in the migration areas of the seals in the Agreement Area and of ensuring the preservation of areas which are essential to the maintenance of the vital biological functions of seals.
Art.7.2 2. The Parties shall preserve habitats and seals present from undue disturbances or changes resulting, directly or indirectly, from human activities.
Art.7.3 3. The Parties shall have regard to the protection of habitats from adverse effects resulting from activities carried out outside the Agreement Area.
Art.7.4 4. The Parties shall explore the possibility of restoring degraded habitats and of creating new ones.
Art.8 VIII. Pollution
Art.8.1x The Wadden Sea States are determined to do their utmost to further reduce pollution of the North Sea from whatever source with the aim of conserving and protecting the Agreement Area.
Art.8.2x To this end they shall:
Art.8.2x.a a) endeavour to identify the sources of such pollution;
Art.8.2x.b b) co-ordinate their research projects regarding seal diseases and the effects on the seal population of such substances, e. g. organochlorine compounds, heavy metals and oil, and agree on methods which permit a comparison of research results;
Art.8.2x.c c) monitor in the Agreement Area, in particular in seal tissues and in organisms which are preyed upon by seals, the levels of those substances which in the light of the results of research appear to play a major role in the conservation status of the seal population.