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Cambodia - 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 number of plant species in the country is estimated to exceed 3,000, with estimates provided by WCMC extending up to 8,260 plant species, 10% of which may be endemic... 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 causes of forest degradation include commercial logging, slash and burn cultivation, land encroachment, farming and infrastructure development and cutting wood for fuel... 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.

Cambodia prepared its NBSAP in 2002. In April 2011, the Minister endorsed the updating of the NBSAP, within the biodiversity programme framework, as a matter of priority... 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.

Some national targets related to biodiversity were set in Cambodia’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The coverage of protected areas accounts for 26.1% of the total land 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.

A number of laws have been adopted in recent years, such as the Protected Areas Law, Biosafety Law, Water Resources Management Law and Law on Crop Seed Management and Rights of Plant Breeders... 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 Interministerial Biodiversity Steering Committee and the National Secretariat for Biodiversity have been established to coordinate the implementation of the NBSAP, including monitoring, reviewing and reporting as well as providing recommendations for NBSAP revision... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Chay Samith
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ABS Competent National Authorities
Mr. Chan Thoeun Heng
Resource Mobilization FP
Ms. Somaly Chan
CHM NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP, ABS Competent National Authorities, GSPC NFP
Mr. Monyrak Meng
GTI NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Pisey Oum
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Loeung Kesaro
BCH NFP

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