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Hungary - 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.

Drastic changes in land use have occurred since the political regime change in the late 1980s and accession to the EU in 2004. Many arable lands and other agricultural areas have been abandoned, over-grazing has stopped and agricultural intensification (use of chemicals) has decreased... 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 most significant threats to biodiversity in the country are due to human activity. They include trends related to economic development and the pressures placed on ecosystems, invasive alien species, habitat fragmentation and climate change... 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.

Hungary’s NBSAP was adopted in 2009 and is mainstreamed in the National Environmental Programme (2009-2014). Nine themes are addressed in the NBSAP, namely, mining, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, regional development and tourism, land use, hunting, water management, molecular biology methods... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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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.

National implementation is supported by the New Act on Forests adopted in 2009. Several other planning instruments also exist in which biodiversity has been mainstreamed, either directly or indirectly... 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 Hungarian Biodiversity Monitoring System (HBMS) is a long-term programme implemented to observe the state of Hungarian biodiversity and, since 1998, has provided long-term datasets on biodiversity trends that have assisted authorities with decision-making... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Levente Kőrösi
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
Ms. Borbála Baktay
CBD Secondary NFP
Dr. István Matskási
GTI NFP
Ms. Rozália Érdi
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Rita Andorkó
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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