National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan
Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
The goals of the strategy are the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, the promotion of sustainable agricultural practices, and ensuring equitable sharing of benefits from biotechnology. The five objectives established to achieve those goals are to secure biological richness, reduce or eliminate risks from the use of biotechnology while still exploiting opportunities, minimize loss of biodiversity, ensure development is done in a sustainable manner, and ensure equitable and sustainable distribution of benefits from the use of biological resources. Strategic directions are then given for the conservation of biodiversity in different systems such as terrestrial, marine and coastal, agricultural, and human settlements. The strategy also addresses traditional knowledge and culture, climate change, and biotechnology. All actions of the plan are time bound and include the creation of a biodiversity inventory, capacity building, and several projects for the conservation of agro-biodiversity. Finally, the strategy includes a section on the monitoring and review of implementation of the strategy and action plan.