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Kazakhstan - Overview

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Please note that this country profile has been prepared by the Secretariat on the basis of information provided in the NBSAP and national reports, but has not been reviewed by the Party concerned.

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.

With a vast territory almost the size of Western Europe, Kazakhstan is endowed with an enormous diversity of mountain ecological systems due to high altitude zones... 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 pressures on biodiversity in Kazakhstan are linked to oil and gas extraction; coal extraction; extraction of uranium and other minerals; rock and slag run-off; atmospheric pollution; draining; waste storage; road construction; electric power transmission lines; oil and gas pipelines; channels and water reservoirs; and irrigation... 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 main goals of the NBSAP completed in 1999 related to: in situ conservation of biological diversity; accounting for socioeconomic assessment of the country’s biological capacity and its balanced use in the legal framework; expanding the genetic fund and providing genetic independence and biological security for the country; and establishing conditions for the conservation of the genetic fund of agricultural crop varieties, particularly in regard to agricultural animals, and making agricultural land more productive... 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.

Newly-established projects within Kazakhstan are focused on themes such as the integrated conservation of globally significant migratory bird wetland habitat; conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in the Kazakhstani sector of the Altai-Sayan mountain eco-region; in situ conservation of Kazakhstan’s mountain agrobiodiversity; implementation support for transitioning to the concept of “Sustainable Development” in Kazakhstan; conservation and restoration of rare and endangered species of wild ungulates and saiga (2005-2007); conservation and rational use of water resources, wildlife and the development of a network of specially protected natural areas to 2010; Action Plan (2007-2009) for the realization of the State Program on Tourism Development (2007-2011)... 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 Environmental Code of Kazakhstan, adopted on 9 January 2007, introduced significant changes to the environment protection system in the country... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

To be completed by Party.

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Bektas Mukhamedzhanov
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Kairat Ustemirov
CBD Primary NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Serik Kinayatovich Sapargaliev
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Dr. Yerlan Mirkhaydarovich Ramankulov
BCH NFP

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