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Cabo Verde - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

The Cape Verde archipelago is made up of 10 volcanic islands situated approximately 500km from the West African coast, with a surface area of 403,600km2. Due to its geographical position and its arid meteorological conditions, Cape Verde’s climate is classified as tropical dry. Rainfall is generally weak, not surpassing 300mm annual average... More »

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mrs. Sónia Indira Monteiro de Pina Araújo Lopes
CBD Primary NFP
Ms. Liza Helena Alves Lima
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Leao de Carvalho
BCH NFP
Iderlindo Jorge Silva dos Santos
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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