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

National Website


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.

In spite of the development of legislation and policy documents that have contributed to managing the country’s biodiversity in a more sustainable manner, a general trend of biodiversity degradation continues... 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 main causes of ecosystem degradation are the lack of biodiversity management planning; inefficient management of regulatory measures and economic measures for biodiversity valuation; absence of technical measures for efficient management; lack of awareness regarding the sustainable use of biodiversity... 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 2000 Strategy outlines strategic directions for the conservation of flora, fauna, fisheries and agro-biodiversity, biosafety, sustainable use, and the fair sharing of benefits arising from the use of biological resources... 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.

Even though the country possesses 18 protected areas comprising 11% of the country’s surface area, progress related to institutional and juridisdictional matters for protected areas remains limited... 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.

Most sectoral and intersectoral plans, programs and policies do not explicitly incorporate biodiversity issues. However, the country has made some mainstreaming progress through the creation of the Forestry Code (2008) which aims to improve the sustainable use of biodiversity and the fair sharing of benefits arising from its use through participatory management and community forestry initiatives... 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 monitoring and evaluation mechanism is not in place for reviewing implementation status. The country has not yet adopted innovative technologies for effectively managing protected areas... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Cléoface Landry Mabessimo
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Ms. Chantal Moehama Banga
CHM NFP
Mr. Saint-Jérôme Sitamon
Traditional Knowledge NFP
Mr. Maurice Bongo
GSPC NFP
Mr. Elzéar Dion
Resource Mobilization FP
Mr. Nestor Walima
Protected Areas NFP
Mr. Junior Hubert Sokpomou Da-Sylva
GTI NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

M. Maxime Thierry Dongbada-Tambano
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
M. Joël Sioke Bagoume
BCH NFP
M. Bruno Maurice Goro Ousfa
Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point