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Côte d'Ivoire - Overview

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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 Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Fifth National Report



National Website


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.

Côte d’Ivoire is located at the westernmost limit of the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. Since the 1960s, 34% of the country’s forest cover has been lost to timber production, however agriculture is the most significant factor contributing to deforestation today... 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 threats are associated with: climate change; invasive alien species; epizootic outbreaks; overexploitation of biological resources (e.g... 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.

Côte d’Ivoire’s first NBSAP (2002-2010) was based on 8 themes: biodiversity conservation; biodiversity use and valuation; education and information; awareness-raising and civil society participation; training and research in integrating spiritual values and traditional knowledge in biodiversity conservation; improvement of legal and institutional frameworks; fair and equitable sharing of benefits derived from the exploitation of biological resources; and management in biotechnology and biosafety... 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.

As previously mentioned, Côte d’Ivoire has adopted 17 national targets which have been mapped to achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets (see http://www.cbd.int/countries/targets/?country=ci)... 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.

Côte d’Ivoire has achieved a high level of biodiversity mainstreaming in planning documents that will contribute to achieving the goals of the global framework... 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 mechanism for comprehensively monitoring and reviewing implementation does not exist. However, Côte d’Ivoire does recognize the need to establish observatories, mechanisms for data management and a committee for NBSAP monitoring and evaluation, as well as secure the firm engagement of all stakeholders for enriching data pools... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Patrick Léon Pedia
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Yao Bernard Koffi
CHM NFP
Prof. Kouakou Edouard N'Guessan
GTI NFP
M. Franҫois Djè N'Goran
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Patrick Léon Pedia
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Gninancrêban Augustin Kone
BCH NFP

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