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Chile - 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.

Chile is a long and narrow South American country located to the west of the Andes, between latitudes 17° and 56°S and longitudes 66° and 75°W... 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 to biodiversity are changes in land use due to activities related to the forestry and agricultural sectors. Other threats are... 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.

Chile adopted its first National Biodiversity Strategy in 2003 which proposed the following strategic orientations: (i) ensure ecosystem conservation and recovery to significantly slow the loss of biological diversity before 2010; (ii) ensure the preservation of species and genetic heritage; (iii) promote sustainable production practices; (iv) strengthen interstitutional and intersectorial coordination for the integrated management of biodiversity; (v) establish formal and informal mechanisms required for the optimal management of biodiversity; (vi) strengthen environmental education, public awareness and access to information on biodiversity; (vii) strengthen and coordinate research; and (viii) consolidate funding mechanisms... 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.

Awareness-raising activities are being carried out through an afforestation programme begun in 2010 and that will be implemented through to 2018... 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.

In 2010, Chile amended its Environmental Law (1994) which has enabled the country to achieve notable success in recent years with respect to institutional strengthening and designing and implementing policies, plans and programmes for the environment and biodiversity within the context of sustainable development... 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.

In 2013, the permanent inter-institutional coordination mechanism for managing Chile’s public territories known as the National System on Territorial Information (SNIT) merged with the National Infrastructure on Geospatial Data (IDE)... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Sr. Waldemar Coutts
CBD Primary NFP
Sra. Nancy Céspedes
CBD Primary NFP
Sr. Jaime Contreras Nogueira
CBD Primary NFP
Sra. Alejandra Figueroa Fernández
CBD Primary NFP
Sra. Leonora Rojas Salinas
GSPC NFP
Sr. Charif Tala Gonzalez
GTI NFP
Sra. Maria Karín Molt González
CHM NFP, Resource Mobilization FP
Sr. Diego Flores Arrate
SBSTTA NFP, Protected Areas NFP
Sr. Vicente Paeile Marambio
Traditional Knowledge NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Sra. Paula Díaz Palma
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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