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Democratic Republic of the Congo - 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.

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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.

DR Congo has not yet established a system to review and monitor biodiversity or a set of indicators for this purpose. Moreover, taxonomic inventories have not been maintained for more than 70 years... 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.

Direct and indirect pressures on biodiversity are numerous, and primarily anthropogenic in nature. Deforestation is exacerbated by factors such as the population’s strong dependence on wood energy, extensive slash and burn farming practices, anarchic establishment of mining quarries... 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.

DR Congo produced its NBSAP in 1999 and revised it in 2002 however implementation has been weak due to government priorities being focused on poverty reduction... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Information not available at Secretariat level

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.

Matters related to biodiversity are almost exclusively treated by the Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Tourism. Cooperation with other ministries, stakeholders, local communities has been limited however efforts are now being taken to mainstream throughout sectors and levels, with NGO involvement also on the rise... 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.

DR Congo has not yet established a system to review and monitor biodiversity or a set of indicators for this purpose. Moreover, taxonomic inventories have not been maintained for more than 70 years... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Mike Ipanga Mwaku
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP, GTI NFP
M. Benjamin Toirambe Bamoninga
CBD Secondary NFP
Dr. Henri MBALE KUNZI
GTI NFP
M. Guy Mboma Akani
CHM NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Mike Ipanga Mwaku
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
M. Guy Mboma Akani
BCH NFP

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