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Belarus - Overview

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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.

The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, with natural complexes and ecosystems occupying 65.8% of the territory. The Belarusian territory belongs to two geo-botanical regions (Eurasian taiga and European deciduous broad-leaved zones)... More »

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

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.

One of the main pressures to biodiversity is climate change, causing a reduction in habitat for boreal plant and animal species, a decrease in population numbers of some species of wild plants and animals of inundated, riverside and wetland ecosystems... 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.

The strategic aims of the revised NBSAP (2011-2020) are to prevent a decrease in species populations and diversity, as well as achieve the sustainable use of biological diversity for present and future generations... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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 country’s system of specially protected areas accounts for 7.7% of the country. However, together with the natural sites subject to special protection, such as water conservation zones and areas of habitat and growth of rare and endangered wild animal and plant species, this figure increases to 22.1% of the country’s total area... 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 country’s legislative framework is well established, with the following laws enacted for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity: ‘On Protection of the Environment’ (2002), ‘On Specially Protected Areas’ (2000), ‘On the Vegetable World’ (2003), ‘On the Safety of Genetic Engineering Activity’ (2006), ‘On the Animal World’ (2007), among other laws... 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.

The National Environmental Monitoring System (NEMS) is a set of observation systems for evaluating and predicting natural environment conditions and events, as well as the biological responses to changes in the environment caused by natural and anthropogenic factors... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Ms. Natalya Minchenko
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP
Head
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Natalya Minchenko
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Prof. Elena Makeyeva
BCH NFP

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