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Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The varieties of physical components, which have a correlation with the country’s biological diversity, include 4 biomes, 14 ecoregions and 199 ecosystems. The main biomes are jungle, forest, savannah, tundra, steppe, desert and wetlands. At the moment, more than 14,000 higher plant species, 325 mammals, 186 amphibians, 260 reptiles, 550 fish species and 1,379 birds are inventoried... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

There are over 40 protected areas in existence, legally created but with no proper management, and correspond to about 16% of the total national territory.

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan was designed with 5 areas of intervention: conservation of ecosystems, species and genetic resources of important cultural, ecological and economic value; attraction of investments in products and environmental services of biodiversity; strengthening of national capacity for management of biodiversity; and education, sensitization and social control for the management of biodiversity... More »

Implementation of the Convention

Initiatives in Protected Areas

The National System of Protected Areas (NSPA) was created with the main objective of strategic in situ conservation of different components of Bolivia’s biodiversity, so much in quantity as in quality. It is estimated that, from the total native plant and vertebrate species, 68% and 80% respectively are represented in the NSPA... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Sr. Juan Carlos Alurralde Tejada
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, Traditional Knowledge NFP, Protected Areas NFP, GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Sr. Fernando Cisneros Arza
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, Traditional Knowledge NFP, Protected Areas NFP, GTI NFP, GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Sr. Juan Carlos Alurralde Tejada
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Sr. Fernando Cisneros Arza
BCH NFP

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