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Mozambique - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Fourth National Report



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.

Located on the southeastern seaboard of Africa, Mozambique possesses five phytogeographical regions with Miombo, Mopane, undifferentiated woodlands and coastal mosaics being the most common... 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.

Major threats to biodiversity are population increase, development and past political instability which have all led to habitat loss and fragmentation, as well as to great changes in the number and distribution of large terrestrial mammals... 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 NBSAP was originally drafted in 1998, revised in 2002 and adopted in 2003, incorporating the 2010 global targets, indicators and national priority targets... 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.

Numerous steps towards achieving the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets have been made by the Government of Mozambique. Mozambique has extended the surface of protected areas from about 11% to 16% of its national territory... 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.

Global legal instruments for biodiversity include the CBD, CMS, Ramsar, CITES, Kyoto Protocol and CCD, whereas many pieces of national legislation at least consider biodiversity, even if it is not their overarching goal... 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.

Global targets and indicators were adopted under the CBD and were used to develop the NBSAP however these national targets and indicators were numerical, making it difficult to evaluate the progress of some of the activities proposed in the NBSAP... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Eng. Anselmina L. Liphola
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP
Mrs. Felismina A. Longamane Langa
Protected Areas NFP
Mr. Nomier Bazo
ICNP ABS NFP
Eng. Maria Estrela Alberto
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Paulino Munisse
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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