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El Salvador - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Fifth National Report



National Website

Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

El Salvador hosts a rich diversity of life forms considering its small territory. However, this abundance of life forms and its associations, in many cases, are threatened. For example, only 2% of the natural forest vegetation is left in the country. El Salvador has 17 distinct biological communities, classified according to their floral communities and their biogeographical features... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The main mission of the National Biodiversity Strategy of El Salvador is to improve the quality of life of its citizens, to adequately handle the country’s biological resources in order to make them grow in quality and quantity, and to optimize their sustainable use, considering them indispensable as resources for the country’s social and economic well-being... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Initiatives in Protected Areas

The Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources agreed on, in conjunction with diverse sectors of society, instruments among which policies and strategies can be quoted to harmonize the sustainable use of biodiversity. Through an enlarged process of intersectoral consultations, the National Strategy for the Management of Natural Protected Areas and Biological Corridors was developed in 2005, in which strategic axes, priority activities and national objectives were established... More »

Initiatives for Article 8(j)

El Salvador, to address issues related to indigenous communities, designed the project "Integrating ecosystem management in indigenous communities," that includes Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. It is oriented to support a network of indigenous communities compromised with the integrated ecosystem management in the region of Central America, within the framework of the Central American Commission on Environment and Development... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Jorge Ernesto Quezada Diaz
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP
Dr. José Enrique Barraza
GTI NFP
Ing. Nelson Ovidio Arévalo Alvarado
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Lic. Néstor Omar Herrera Serrano
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Lic. Jeremias Ezequiel Yanes
BCH NFP

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