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Dominican Republic - 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.

Located in the Caribbean Islands hotspot, the Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Together with Cuba, these 2 islands are the largest contributors to Caribbean biodiversity... 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 fifth national report received in October 2014 confirms that the main threats to biodiversity have not changed since the fourth national report was prepared in 2010... 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.

The “Estrategia Nacional de Conservación y Uso Sostenible de la Biodiversidad y Plan de Acción (2011-2020)” constitutes the country’s first NBSAP... 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.

The National Plan Action for Environmental Education has been implemented.

As a result of conservation and public awareness-raising activities, there are indications that the rare and critically endangered Hispaniolan Hawk (Buteo ridgwayi) is recovering although its status remains highly vulnerable... 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.

The General Law on Environmental and Natural Resources was adopted in 2000 and is the primary instrument for promoting biodiversity mainstreaming in other sectors, including the conduct of environmental impact assessments... 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 Committee has been established by Presidential decree. In addition to measures previously outlined which aim to strengthen the National System for Protected Areas (SINAP), guidelines have been developed for establishing a National System for Biodiversity Monitoring... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

S.E. Dr. Francisco Domínguez Brito
CBD Primary NFP
Lic. Angel Daneris Santana
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Carlos Morales Troncoso
CBD Primary NFP
Ms. Marina Hernández
CHM NFP
Ing. Eleuterio Martinez
Protected Areas NFP
Lic. Nelson García Marcano
GTI NFP, GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Ms. Marina Hernández
BCH NFP
Vice ministerio Áreas Protegidas y Biodiversidad, Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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