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Burkina Faso - 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.

Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Fifth National Report



National Website


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.

Located in the heart of West Africa, Burkina Faso has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: rainy and dry. Land classification in Burkina Faso falls into the following categories: forests, agricultural ecosystems, pastoral ecosystems, wetlands, urban areas, mountain ecosystems and conservation areas... 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.

The three main threats to biodiversity in Burkina Faso are increased rates of deforestation (4% per year according to the FAO), reduction in freshwater bodies and wetlands and decreased yields from agricultural systems... 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.

The global objective of Burkina Faso’s NBSAP, adopted in 2001, was to ensure that populations manage biodiversity in a sustainable manner by 2025... 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.

One of the central philosophies on the environment in Burkina Faso is that wealth and natural resources belong to the people and they should be used for improving living conditions... 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.

Burkina Faso has put several important pieces of legislation in place (e.g. Environment Code, Forestry Code, Guidance Law on Water Management; Mining Code; Law on Pesticide Control; Health Code; General Code for Local Governments; Law on the National Strategy for Genetic Improvement)... 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.

Responsibility for NBSAP monitoring and review should be undertaken at national, regional, provincial and departmental levels, although financial instruments still need to be put in place so that follow-up is possible... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

M. Somanegré Nana
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Robert Madja Louari
CHM NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba
BCH NFP
Pr. Chantal Yvette Zoungrana Kabore
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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