5.1 Conserve and manage wetlands with local people’s participation for their benefit, while maintaining environmental integrity according to the terms and spirit of the Ramsar Treaty.
5.2 Translate into reality the concept of wise use of wetland resources by providing equitable opportunities on the basis of local people’s participatory management of wetlands.
5.3 Make wetlands conservation and management activities effective by involving local residents, communities and community-based organizations.
5.4 Conduct social and economic development activities that are advantageous to local residents and conserve natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
5.5 Conserve endangered and common wildlife species, aquatic fauna and other genetic sources dependant on wetlands.
5.6 Develop environmental friendly tourism with minimum environmental impacts and mobilize acquired profits, as far as practicable, for wetlands management and the benefit of local people.
5.7 Ensure local people’s participation in the preparation of work plans for the conservation and management of wetlands.
5.8 Preserve the experience, practice, skill and knowledge of the different groups of people who are dependant on wetlands, and promote wetlands conservation and management on the basis of their experience.
5.9 Identify the problems and issues pertaining to wetlands management and implement the management action plan prepared with local people’s participation to address the issues at the local level.
5.10 Formulate wetlands management plan and make necessary legal and administrative arrangements for the representation of local people and organizations in the management committee.