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Cameroon - 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.

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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.

The key economic sectors in Cameroon driven by biodiversity resources are agriculture, forestry, fisheries, livestock and tourism. Agriculture accounts for 19.7% of the Gross Domestic Product and employs over 50% of the country’s workforce... 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.

Direct drivers of biodiversity loss are identified as: ecosystem degradation, unsustainable resource exploitation (e.g. itinerant slash-and-burn agriculture, poaching of large mammals); an economic system that is reliant on natural resources; land use changes (forest conversion); among others... 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.

Cameroon revised and updated its NBSAP in 2012. Its first NBSAP was completed in 2000 however was not implemented due to various constraints. The current NBSAP proposes a new policy orientation to reverse and halt the current trend in biodiversity loss as a way to establish a strong nature base that is indispensable for the country’s socioeconomic growth... 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.

Examples of actions taken are provided below (this information is not exhaustive).

Populations are increasingly more aware of the values of biodiversity, such as those of non-timber forest products also known as “special products”... 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.

Today, as a result of efforts taken towards the conservation of Cameroon’s genetic resources for agriculture, basic and pre-basic seeds of the main cultivated species are available... 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.

Performance indicators have been set to measure the status of NBSAP implementation.

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mrs. Prudence Tangham Galega
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP, GTI NFP
Mr. Rigobert Ntep
CHM NFP, CHM Informal Advisory Committee
Mme Angèle Ziékiné
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Mbélé Wouamane
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
M. Thierry Yimga Yao
BCH NFP

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