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Cabo Verde - 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.

Cabo Verde is an island country located off the coast of West Africa, in the central Atlantic Ocean. Between 2009 and 2014, knowledge on biodiversity, including the description of new taxa and ecosystems, advanced significantly as a result of studies conducted by national and foreign experts... 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.

Pressures on terrestrial biodiversity continue to derive usually from human activities, directly and indirectly, through fragmentation, destruction, and disruption of habitats and human predation... 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.

Cabo Verde’s first NBSAP (1999) addressed seven themes: agricultural sustainability; livestock sustainability; forest sustainability; sustainable fisheries; in situ and ex situ conservation; vulgarization, information and training; and research and training... 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.

Since the establishment of the National Protected Areas Network by Decree-Law in 2003, many actions have been developed with notorious capital gains... 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.

As previously mentioned, the National Protected Areas Network was established by Decree-Law in 2003. A current proposal seeks to create an autonomous PAs management body for ensuring the operations of the network... 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 national biodiversity monitoring centre does not exist. In addition, indicators that allow for regular and systematic monitoring of biodiversity... More »

National Contacts

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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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