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Comoros - 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 four volcanic islands (Grande Comore, Mohéli, Anjouan, Mayotte) of Comoros form part of the Madagascar hotspot and are characterized by their remarkable endemic biodiversity... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

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The limited natural resources of the archipelago are deteriorating rapidly under increasing anthropogenic pressure and a fragile economy. Pressures on biodiversity include forest and mangrove deforestation, unsustainable land use for agriculture (land clearance, bushfires, crop culture in peripheral forest zones), poaching and illegal trade of exotic species, invasive alien species and high energy costs... 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.

Comoros elaborated its NBSAP in 1998 however did not publish it until 2000. It is based on nine major themes namely: (i) integration of biodiversity conservation and sustainable management in sectoral policies and strategies; (ii) improvement of the implementation of conservation actions and sustainable management of biodiversity; (iii) protected areas; (iv) sustainable management and use outside protected areas; (v) ex-situ conservation (Article 9); (vi) fair sharing of benefits arising from the use of biological diversity; (vii) agrobiodiversity; (viii) biosafety; (ix) implementation and monitoring of the NBSAP... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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Considerable efforts have been taken to promote and protect biodiversity. The knowledge of species has been considerably improved in regard to, for example, terrestrial fauna, endemic nesting birds, medicinal (PLARM project) and aromatic plants, threatened plant species, forest inventories, identification of the genetic pool of some species... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

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Biodiversity has not been adequately integrated in the policies and strategies of most of the country’s sectors, with mainstreaming occurring primarily in the environmental sector, followed by the agricultural, livestock, education, health, rural development, fisheries, forestry, mining, tourism, finance and trade sectors... 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.

Few monitoring mechanisms have been implemented. Of those that have been implemented, most concern the fishing industry (e.g. fisheries agreements... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mme Nadjat Said Abdallah
CBD Primary NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. Mohamed Ali Mlazahahe
Protected Areas NFP
Mr. Madi Abasse
GSPC NFP
Mlle Raissat Mohamed
CHM NFP
Mr. Hachime Abdérémane
SBSTTA NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mme Nadjat Said Abdallah
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mlle Moinahalima Assani
BCH NFP

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