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Sao Tome and Principe - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The biological resources of the country are a potential source of wealth, with large potential benefits for the population, if they are managed and utilized in a sustainable way. There are four main ecosystems defined for the country: marine and coastal; inland waters; forest; and agricultural. Sao Tome and Principe consists of 2 main islands with a total area of 1,001 km2, located in the Gulf of Guinea... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Convention on Biological Diversity gave rise to the following sub-objectives in the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of Sao Tome and Principe: reinforcement of in situ and ex situ conservation; the valorization of biodiversity; the reinforcement of legal and institutional frameworks; and the creation of mechanisms to ensure the fair and equitable sharing of biological resources at the national and international level... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Aurélio de Sousa Jesus Rita
CBD Primary NFP
H.E. Mr. Carlos Filomena Agostinho das Neves
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. José Deus Lima de Menezes
Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. Arlindo De Ceita Carvalho
CHM NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Severino Neto do Espírito Santo
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Lorenço Monteiro de Jesus
BCH NFP

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