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Bangladesh - Overview

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Biodiversity Facts

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

The following text has been approved by Bangladesh however will be further updated upon completion of the revised NBSAP and fifth national report.

Bangladesh is one of the biodiversity-rich countries in the world. The five broad types of ecosystems in Bangladesh are coastal and marine ecosystems, inland freshwater ecosystems, terrestrial forest ecosystems, hilly ecosystems and man-made homestead ecosystems... More »

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

The following text has been approved by Bangladesh however will be further updated upon completion of the revised NBSAP and fifth national report.

There are many threats that drive biodiversity loss, among which some are direct and dynamic while the others are indirect. Direct threats include changes in land use, habitat destruction, introduction of invasive alien species, etc... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The following text has been approved by Bangladesh however will be further updated upon completion of the revised NBSAP and fifth national report.

Completed in 2004, Bangladesh’s NBSAP contains 16 strategies focusing on: valuation; ecosystem, species and genetic resource conservation; restoration and rehabilitation; invasive alien species; access and benefit-sharing; awareness-raising and capacity-building; traditional knowledge; institutional development and cooperation; protected areas management; wetlands; participatory mechanisms (including private sector, civil society, local communities); legislation and policy; monitoring and reporting; innovative and sustainable financing; synergies with other MEAs; mainstreaming in national development planning... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The following text has been approved by Bangladesh however will be further updated upon completion of the revised NBSAP and fifth national report.

The Forest Policy 1994 aims to increase protected areas by protecting 10% of the reserve forest land by the year 2015. In order to provide legal basis for ensuring the conservation and sustainable use of biological and genetic resources, and associated indigenous and local knowledge, Bangladesh has developed the Biological Diversity Act... More »

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

The following text has been approved by Bangladesh however will be further updated upon completion of the revised NBSAP and fifth national report.

Sectoral and cross-sectoral mainstreaming of the NBSAP happens across an institutional level, an individual level and in policy/legislative frameworks. At an institutional level, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), through its National Technical Committee on Biodiversity (NTCB), oversees activities related to biodiversity conservation... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The following text has been approved by Bangladesh however will be further updated upon completion of the revised NBSAP and fifth national report.

The Government of Bangladesh has constituted the National Technical Committee on Biodiversity and National Committee of Biosafety, headed by the respected Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, to ensure monitoring and reviewing implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity and all other issues related to the Protocols thereunder... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP
Mr. Tarik Ul-Islam
Protected Areas NFP
Dr. Nurul Quadir
ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. A.N. Shamsuddin Azad Chowdhury
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Md. Shafiqur Rahman Patwari
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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