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Bolivia (Plurinational State of) - Overview

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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.

The Plurinational State of Bolivia is a landlocked country in western-central South America. In 2009, the country adopted a new Constitution whose Article 349 declares that "Natural resources are the inalienable and indivisible property and direct dominion of the Bolivian people and will be administrated, in the collective interest, by the State”... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

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The main anthropogenic threats to biodiversity include the advancing agricultural frontier, mainly for the agro-industrial production of monocultures for export (mainly soybean, grain corn, sunflower and sorghum) and extensive livestock (beef) production... 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.

Adopted in 2001, Bolivia’s first NBSAP consists of 5 key components: (i) conserve ecosystems, species and genetic resources of ecological, economic and cultural importance; (ii) attract investment in biodiversity products and functions; (iii) develop national capacity for biodiversity management; (iv) develop local management for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use; (v) education, awareness-raising, communication and social control regarding sustainable biodiversity management... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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Based on Pillar 6 of the Patriotic Agenda 2025 on “diversified sovereign production and holistic development free from the dictates of capitalist markets”, Bolivia is promoting the optimal usage of irrigation water, a transition to additional systems for intensive livestock production, integrated water resources and watershed management, among other actions... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

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Numerous legislations and mechanisms have been adopted in the recent past to implement Bolivia’s vision for biodiversity conservation and sustainable development... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

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A comprehensive monitoring system, including quantitative and qualitative indicators to assess the current state of biodiversity, temporal and spatial trends and the consequences of biodiversity loss, is being developed... 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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