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Montenegro - 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.

Montenegro is home to diverse geological bases, landscapes, soils and climates. It can be divided into two main bio-geographical regions (mediterranean and alpine) with a variety of ecosystems falling within these two eco-regions... 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 period of isolation which Montenegro faced in the 1990s resulted in a break in cooperation with the scientific community and exclusion from wider initiatives related to biodiversity conservation which has caused significant gaps in knowledge... 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.

Montenegro adopted a National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan for the 2010-2015 period in July 2010. The NBSAP was largely based on a 2008 country study designed to gather information on biodiversity, threats, cross-sectoral issues and ecosystem services... 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.

Milestones that have been reached include an increase in nationally designated protected area coverage (from 7.872% in 2006/2007 to 9.047% in 2009/2010) and, most importantly the establishment of Prokletije National Park... 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.

Several important steps have been made towards providing support mechanisms for the new NBSAP, such as the adoption of regulations envisaged by the Law on Nature Protection and the harmonization of other sectoral laws and regulations for GMOs... 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 existing biodiversity monitoring programme does not provide enough information about the state, factors of threats and threats themselves to biological diversity, and so a review of this monitoring programme is in place... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Ana Pavićević
CBD Primary NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. Vasilje Bušković
SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Novak Čadjenović
Protected Areas NFP, GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Ms. Snežana Vuksanović
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Milosav Andjelic
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Dr. Natasa Lausevic-Mirecki
BCH NFP

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