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Yemen - Overview

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Please note that this country profile has been prepared by the Secretariat on the basis of information provided in the NBSAP and national reports, but has not been reviewed by the Party concerned.

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.

Yemen hosts a variety of ecosystems and habitats, ranging from coastal mangroves, shrub lands and dunes along the coastal plains to the eastern deserts, and an array of montane habitats... 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.

Over the last several decades, the area of natural habitat has decreased or been degraded, through over-exploitation of range resources, land conversion, poor agricultural practices and the pressures of an ever-expanding population (the current growth rate is around 3.5% per annum which is one of the highest in the region)... 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.

Yemen’s NBSAP (2005) was developed along the following five principles: equity; solidarity and the sharing of responsibility; ecological soundness; know-how and eco-technology; Islamic values... 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.

Numerous actions have been taken for ex situ conservation. For instance, a National Genetic Resources Center has been established in Sana’a University... 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.

Efforts have been made to mainstream biodiversity conservation into the plans and programs in the country through the development of the new national strategy for economic development and poverty reduction... 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 eco-tourism department was established to manage and monitor the impacts of ecotourism and a management plan was developed for the coastal zones of Aden and other coastal areas... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Khaled Saeed Al-Shaibani
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, Protected Areas NFP
Ms. Afrah Ali Abo Ghanem
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Khaled Saeed Al-Shaibani
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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