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Central African Republic - 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.

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

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Convention on Biological Diversity

M. Martial Namdenganana
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
M. Pierre Ouangbao
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Denis Beina
GSPC NFP
Ms. Francine Marie-Louise Salamate
GSPC NFP
Ms. Olga Diane Yongo
GTI NFP
Mr. Serge Florent Bolevan Ouantinam
GTI NFP
Mr. Christophe Ndarata Massanguet
CHM NFP
Mlle Gisèle Yapende
CHM NFP
Mlle Nazareth Koko
Protected Areas NFP
Mr. Jacques Paulin Regner
ICNP ABS NFP
M. Jean Baptiste Mamang
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Catherine AZOUYANGUI
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Léon Anzitago-Benganede
BCH NFP

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