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Angola - Overview

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Please note that this country profile has been prepared by the Secretariat on the basis of information provided in the NBSAP and national reports, but has not been reviewed by the Party concerned.

Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Angola’s biological diversity is one of the richest in Africa. The escarpa zone of Angola is particularly rich in endemic species. The climatic diversity, combined with the ecological variability and that of soils, contribute to the formation of bioclimatic zones that entail from dense tropical forests to the absence of vegetation in the desert... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

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Direct and indirect pressures are numerous, and primarily anthropogenic in nature. Fishing practices and methods used have contributed to the decline of the populations of exploited species... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

In Angola, the Ministry of Environment is the executive body dealing with issues related to biodiversity through the National Directorate. The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) has enabled the identification of key sectors for the knowledge and conservation of Angolan biodiversity... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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The implementation of the actions provided in the NBSAP has not yet produced the expected outcomes because there were various actions of extreme importance that were undertaken due to the lack of funding and technical resources... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The Government of Angola, through the Ministry of Environment, is well integrated at sub-regional and regional levels in respect to environment and biodiversity issues: accession and ratification to various sub-regional, regional and international conventions and agreements (Bonn, POPs, CITES, etc.); active participation in the SADC Regional Network for the Conservation of Phytogenetic Resources (SADC Plant Genetic Resources Network, SPGRN), etc... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Angola has not yet established a system to review and monitor biodiversity or a set of indicators for this purpose.

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Sr. Aristófanes Romão da Cunha Pontes
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Miguel Neto Gonçalves Xavier
ICNP ABS NFP
Sr. Joaquim Lourenço Manuel
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Lucas Marcolino Miranda
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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