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Burundi - Overview

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Main References

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.

Burundi’s economy is based on agriculture; 90% of the population works in this sector which contributes 50% to the Gross Domestic Product, with coffee, tea and cotton comprising 70-85% of the country’s exports... 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.

Deforestation, bushfires, water pollution, poaching, the introduction of invasive alien species and climate change are the main threats to biodiversity in Burundi... 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.

Burundi completed its NBSAP in 2000. However, the country has encountered challenges in implementation as a result of limited financial resources and integration of biodiversity issues into political sectors besides those traditionally dealing with the environment... 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.

A national action plan has been established to conserve priority sites, a result of which has been the protection of lakes comprising 30,000 hectares in the northern part of the country... 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.

Burundi is involved in several cooperation projects with neighboring countries and regional organizations. Cooperation to develop research and training is taking place, an example being university cooperation with Belgium aimed at developing a doctoral-level training programme... 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.

There are programmes for the systematic monitoring of activities representing main threats to biological diversity, such as the guidelines for the management of marshes and monitoring of plant and animal health (Schéma Directeur d’Aménagement des Marais et de l’Action de Surveillance Zoosanitaire et Phytosanitaire)... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

M. Mohamed Feruzi
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Mme Aline Njebarikanuye
ICNP ABS NFP
M. Benoît Nzigidahera
CBD Secondary NFP, CHM NFP, CHM Informal Advisory Committee, SBSTTA NFP, Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Alphonse Fofo
BCH NFP
Mr. Damien Nindorera
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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