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Yemen - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

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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.

The flora of Yemen is very rich and heterogeneous. Species diversity is a result of considerable climatic changes in former periods, which enabled different species to survive in the different ecological habitats... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

Yemen has established 3 protected areas.

Percentage of Forest Cover

The total forest cover of Yemen is 449,000 ha (2000)

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Yemen’s NBSAP was developed by following five principles, namely equity, solidarity and share responsibility, ecological soundness, know-how and eco-technology and Islamic values. On the basis of a detailed situation analysis of biodiversity in Yemen, Yemen’s NBSAP identified four strategic goals, including conservation of natural resources, sustainable use of natural resources, integrating biodiversity in sectoral development plans and implementation of enabling mechanisms... 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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