Implementation of the NBSAP
The Strategy and National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity (SPAN) were defined in 1997. They were strengthened in 2002 through the development and implementation of the National Action Plan for Environment and Sustainable Development (NAPE-SD), which incorporates global and national objectives on the promotion of the conservation of the biological diversity of ecosystems, habitats and biomes... More »
Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets
Algeria largely met the first global target for 2010. A vast network of protected areas is in place, covering 36.5% of the national territory, and representing most of the country’s ecosystems. Moreover, 10% of ecological regions nowadays benefit from actual conservation and protection systems. Management plans for national parks have been developed and implemented... More »
Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)
A law on protected areas was adopted in 2011, within the context of sustainable development, and aims to protect representative samples of Algerian biodiversity in its entirety (from terrestrial to marine biodiversity, fragile or rare areas, as well as the habitats of threatened or vulnerable species).
In February 2011, Algeria also became a signatory to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, adopted by the tenth meeting of the Convention... More »
Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation
An example of a monitoring tool for assessing the evolution of biodiversity conservation is the list of protected species elaborated by MATEV which, to date, includes 125 bird species, 56 mammal species, 46 reptile species, 144 insect species and 550 plant species.