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Grenada - 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.

Grenada comprises three main islands: Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, totaling an area of approximately 348 km2. Grenada’s coastline is 121 km long and consists of diverse marine and coastal ecosystems, including mangrove swamps, coral reefs, sea grass beds, beaches, lagoons, dry woodlands and cactus shrub... 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 main threats to forest biodiversity are the clearing of the land for agricultural production, animal tethering, housing settlement, infrastructure and commercial activities... 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 Government of Grenada elaborated and published the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in 2000. The NBSAP identified six priority objectives for the five-year period (2001-2005), as follows: 1) Provide broad-based support for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; 2) Protect key ecosystems from negative human-induced impacts; 3) Develop and encourage sustainable utilisation of biological resources that are essential to the livelihood of local communities; 4) Maintain, recover and promote genetic resources necessary for sustainable agriculture; 5) Ensure a fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic and ecosystem resources; and 6) Provide information on key ecosystems for incorporation into national accounts and decisions on national development projects... 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.

Grenada joined forces with seven other Caribbean countries under the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI) which seeks to expand and consolidate the Caribbean network of protected areas, both marine and terrestrial... 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 National Strategic Development Plan and the National Environment Policy and Management Strategy are the two foremost policy documents providing extensive treatment to the integration of environmental concerns in national development plans and programmes... 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 Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA) was completed for the biodiversity sector, the climate change sector and land degradation area. The NCSA determined the management gaps and provided a roadmap for addressing the various concerns... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
CBD Primary NFP, ABS Competent National Authorities
Mr. Mervin Haynes
Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. Paul Graham
GTI NFP
Mr. Justine Rennie
Protected Areas NFP
Ms. Simone Lewis
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Bertrand Munro
BCH NFP
Mr. Daniel Lewis
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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