Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
Mali intends to protect 15% of the territory by 2010. The identified areas of significance with regards to biodiversity (Plateau Mandingue, Haut Bani Niger, Delta Central du Niger, Gourma, and Adrar des Ifoghas) will be given special attention. Measures have been taken to protect local plants varieties and some animal species, such as chimpanzees and Derby Elans, through creation of reserves and implementation of biodiversity projects... More »
Initiatives in Protected Areas
4% of the country is currently protected, but Mali intends to protect 15% of the territory by 2010. The areas of interest include large natural areas, highly threatened areas, and areas that are home to highly threatened species. Some wetlands may be added to the list of Ramsar sites.
Initiatives for Article 8(j)
Indigenous communities play an important role in the elaboration of biodiversity inventories, management of the various uses of biodiversity, and implementation of the activities related to conservation and restoration. The country states that one of the objectives related to decentralization is the active participation of local and indigenous communities (including women) in every step of the work program... More »