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Congo - 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.

Congo’s landscape is covered to a large extent by the second largest rainforest in the world and a great hydrological network, housing a rich diversity of flora and fauna species... 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.

Main threats are anthropogenic, climatic and motivated by various factors such as: people’s need for food and energy, industrial development, illegal wildlife trade and hunting trophies, epidemics and viral diseases, as well as socio-political troubles experienced by the country in the 1990s... 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.

Although the NBSAP (2006-2010) was validated in 2006, it has not yet received government endorsement. As a result, actions for implementing the NBSAP have not been scheduled... 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.

Congo has 15 protected areas representing approximately 11% of the country (surface area of 3,655,402 ha). Many inventories were undertaken to improve biodiversity knowledge, especially in the northern forest where companies are strongly involved in forest management... 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.

Congo is a member of many international organisms and involved in numerous regional programs related to the implementation of the CBD (e.g. COMIFAC, CEFDHAC, RAPAC, OFSAC, OSFAC, PFBC, GRASP)... 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.

Monitoring and anti-poaching units (USLAB) have been implemented in national parks and in Forestry Development Units (UFAs). Data on animal populations are however fragmented and generally limited to signalling the presence of animals... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

M. Augustin Ngoliele
CBD Primary NFP
Mademoiselle Gaëlle Carmella Ndinga Apendi
CHM NFP
M. Madzou Moukili
ICNP ABS NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

M. Lucien Dzono
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Edouard Tabaka
BCH NFP

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