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Micronesia (Federated States of) - 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 islands of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are located in the western Pacific Ocean and house some of the most biologically diverse coral reefs and forests on the planet... 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.

The isolated and ecological uniqueness of FSM is what ultimately threatens it the most through the extreme fragility of its ecosystems and biodiversity... 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 FSM NBSAP was formulated between January 2001 and March 2002 and comprised an extensive process of research, and multi-sectoral consultative activities involving state, national and municipal government agencies; NGOs; the private sector; and community stakeholders... 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.

One of the major priorities in FSM is the documentation and monitoring of the current status of biodiversity. There have been national efforts to undertake surveys on terrestrial, marine and freshwater biodiversity; periodically map vegetation cover; increase biodiversity research and publish results of projects and monitoring exercises; implement restoration programs; and develop appropriate information-sharing systems... 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.

Enforcement of ecosystem management plans and various laws and regulations are mandated, but remain a central challenge to FSM. Illegal activities such as dynamite fishing in Chuuk are being pursued through special enforcement actions, but problems still persist... 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.

It is difficult to properly assess progress in NBSAP implementation. After nine years of implementation, a review is overdue. Areas that have been identified as in need of strengthening include having a monitoring plan with well thought through monitoring targets and indicators... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

H.E.Mr. Marion Henry
CBD Primary NFP
Ms. Alissa Takesy
ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Hon. Mr. Peter M. Christian
BCH NFP

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