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Timor-Leste - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Fourth National Report



Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

East Timor is situated in a transition region between Australia and Asia known as Wallacea. Geographically, all of Wallacea lies in the area where the Eurasian, Indian-Australian, and Pacific-Philippine plates collide. Biologically, Wallacea is a hotspot of biodiversity where species from Asia and Australia mingle. Located on the southeastern boundary of Wallacea , East Timor literally sits on the continental margin of Australia... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Augusto Manuel Pinto
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Rui dos Reis Pires
Resource Mobilization FP
Dr. Marcal Gusmao
ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. Manuel Mendes
CHM NFP, Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety


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