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Tunisia - Overview

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Main References

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The following text is an unofficial courtesy translation provided by the SCBD.

Tunisia is characterized by a large diversity of habitats and ecosystems that translates into impressive biodiversity. Located in the southern Mediterranean basin, the country is at the crossroads of ancient civilizations that exist throughout the basin, a feature which has enriched the country’s diversity, particularly its species diversity, due to various exchanges and introductions that have occurred over time... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

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The greatest negative impacts to wildlife are due to population growth and land use exploitation. The last lion disappeared in 1891 in Babouche, between Tabarka et Ain Draham (northwest); the leopard (Panthera pardus) previously occupied the mountains along the Algerian border, near El Feidja to Nefza... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

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Initiatives taken to implement the CBD include the development of the first National Study on Biological Diversity (1998), which subsequently led to the adoption of the first National Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity and accompanying Action Plan... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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Although Tunisia is in the process of updating its NBSAP in the light of what has been learned since 1998, as well as aligning it with the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, it is important to note the efforts that have been undertaken and those that are in process for preserving and conserving the elements of biodiversity... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

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To rationalize the use and exploitation of natural resources in general and particularly biological resources, especially in semi-arid regions characterized by very fragile ecosystems, Tunisia has gradually established a legal arsenal perfectly adapted to these circumstances... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

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A number of institutions involved in biodiversity management, in one way or another, have developed or are developing indicators for monitoring certain biodiversity components, particularly within the context of specific projects... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Nabil Hamada
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, GSPC NFP
M. Mosbah Abaza
CBD Secondary NFP
Dr. Habib Ben Moussa
GSPC NFP
Mme. Naima Barbouche
GTI NFP
M. Abdelhakim Aissaoui
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mlle Hazar Belli
BCH NFP
M. Abdelhakim Aissaoui
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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