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Djibouti - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Fifth National Report




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.

Djibouti is a small country located in the Horn of Africa, occupying a total area of approximately 9,000 square miles only. It borders Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, and the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden... 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 associated with water resources (quantity and quality) for human populations, livestock and agriculture, pastoral and timber resources and forage species... 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.

Although adopted 15 years ago, Djibouti’s NBSAP (2000) is largely compatible with the goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Targets... 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.

Djibouti’s NBSAP (2000) promotes a general policy to reduce pressures on biodiversity and the unsustainable exploitation of resources (Strategic Goal B)... 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.

Under the Framework Law on the Environment (2000), a decree was adopted in 2011 on a revised procedure for conducting Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)... 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.

Djibouti recognizes that a weakness in national biodiversity policy is the absence of a mechanism for monitoring implementation activities.

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

H.E.M. Mohamed Moussa Ibrahim
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, GTI NFP
M. Dini Abdallah Omar
CBD Primary NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

M. Dini Abdallah Omar
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Abdoulkader Ahmed Aouled
BCH NFP

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