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Sudan - 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.

Sudan, the largest country in Africa, occupies about 2.5 million km2, extending from the desert in the north to the equatorial rainforests in the south... 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.

Some of the threats to Sudan’s biodiversity include, among others: civil war, drought (particularly in the semi-desert and savanna ecological zones), fire, over-grazing, imprudent use of natural resources, socio-economic factors, expansion of mono-crop agriculture at the expense of natural resource areas, poaching and smuggling... 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.

Sudan completed its NBSAP in 2000. The ultimate goal of the action plan is the conservation of the components of Sudan’s biological diversity to enhance opportunities for their utilization... 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.

Welcome Tropical Research Laboratories in Khartoum began insect collection and identification efforts in Sudan in 1902. Since then, intensive surveys have been conducted to cover all geographical regions of the country... 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.

Mainstreaming overall remains weak although concern for biodiversity integration in policies and planning has improved. Notably, the Forests National Corporation (FNC) has incorporated biodiversity conservation in all of its policies... 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 monitoring of Dinder National Park was carried out by the Dinder Project. Regarding the Dungonab Bay and Mukawwar Island MPA, a general lack of enforcement exists, as does a lack of management expertise and experience, with oftentimes weak implementation of management plans... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Prof. Haider Elsafi Mohamed Ali Shapo
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Prof. Haider Elsafi Mohamed Ali Shapo
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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