Disclaimer

The designations employed and the presentation of material on this map do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Secretariat concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or any area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

(*) A dispute exists between the Governments of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

Remark:
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.

Main References


NOTE: Visitors to the CBD website are advised to consult section VII of the sixth national report for updated information on the themes contained in the country profile below.

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.

Argentina is located in southern South America (also known as the Southern Cone), bordering the Andes to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east... 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.

Pressures on Argentina’s biodiversity are primarily associated with the fragmentation and loss of native forests due to agricultural expansion... 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.

Argentina is in the final stages of developing a revised NBSAP for the 2014-2020 period focused on 10 overarching themes: 1) conservation, restoration and sustainable use of biodiversity 2) knowledge and information management of biodiversity 3) awareness-raising, communication and education for biodiversity 4) sustainable production and consumption practices 5) genetic resources 6) biodiversity valuation 7) monitoring, control and auditing of biodiversity 8) inter-institutional and inter-sectoral coordination 9) international cooperation 10) financial mechanisms... 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.

To date, the highest level of progress (80-90%) has been made towards the achievement of Target 17 (NBSAPs), Target 11 (Protected Areas) and Target 16 (Nagoya Protocol)... 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.

Established in 2011, the main functions of the National Advisory Commission for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity (CONADIBIO) relate to NBSAP development, including establishing goals, targets and priority actions based on consensus among stakeholders comprised of governmental and non-governmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples, professional associations, unions, the private sector, among others... 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.

A system for monitoring and reviewing biodiversity is addressed in the revised NBSAP 2014-2020 which is currently being finalized.

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Dra. Silvia Beatriz Vazquez
CBD Primary NFP
Sr. Jorge Heider
Protected Areas NFP
Dra. Cecilia Carmaran
GTI NFP
Dra. Maria Christina Maggese
GTI NFP
Dra. Mercedes Lizarralde de Grosso
GTI NFP
Dra. Visitación Conforti
GTI NFP
Lic. Santiago D'Alessio
CHM NFP, CEPA Informal Advisory Committee, SBSTTA NFP, GSPC NFP
Dr. Fernando Omar Zuloaga
GTI NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dra. Silvia Beatriz Vazquez
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Sra. Dalia Lewi
BCH NFP