The pursuit of other objectives such as the conservation of cultural heritage, and the promotion of scientific research, education, collaboration, participation, is highly desirable in the case of SPAMIs and is a favorable factor for listing a site, as long as it remains consistent with conservation objectives
Nevertheless, the Parties agree that the sites will be selected on a scientific basis and listed according to their qualities, they must therefore properly fulfil the conditions required by the Protocol and the criteria set out in Annex I to the Protocol
To this end, the list should represent as many habitat types and ecosystems as possible
In order to achieve this objective, the Parties will develop their bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field of conservation and management of natural sites, in particular through the creation of transboundary SPAMIs
To this end, the Parties ensure that sites included in the List are provided with adequate legal status, protection measures and management methods and means.