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Ethiopia - 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.

Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Other Information about National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans

Fifth National Report



National Website


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.

Ethiopia possesses an estimated number of 6,000 species of higher plants of which 10% are endemic. The country has 284 species of wild mammals and 861 species of birds... 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 main direct threats to Ethiopia’s biodiversity are habitat conversion, unsustainable utilization of biodiversity resources, invasive species, replacement of local varieties and breeds, climate change and pollution... 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 main activities conducted from 2009 to 2014 are associated with the establishment and re-demarcation of protected areas, control of invasive species, rehabilitation and restoration of degraded areas, sustainable biodiversity management, awareness raising, ex situ and in situ conservation, equitable sharing of benefits accrued from the use of accessed genetic resources and changes/rearrangements in legal and institutional set-ups... 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.

Ethiopia has shown substantial progress in the implementation of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020. Of the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets, Ethiopia has registered very good achievements in regard to Aichi Targets 1, 2, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 18, good achievements in regard to Aichi Targets 3, 4, 12, 16, 17 and 19 and fair achievements in regard to Aichi Targets 5, 6, 8 and 9, in the first half of the Plan’s period... 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 Government has devised a Climate Resilient Green Economy (CRGE) Strategy to build a climate resilient green economy. The development of a green economy will be based on four pillars, namely: agriculture, forestry, power and transport, including industrial sectors and buildings... 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.

There is a lack of a comprehensive biodiversity monitoring system in the country.

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Gemedo Dalle Tussie
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Motuma Didita
Protected Areas NFP
Dr. Tesfaye Awas
GTI NFP
Mr. Delesa Angessa
GSPC NFP
Dr. (Mr.) Genene Tefera
SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Dereje Taye
CHM NFP, CEPA Informal Advisory Committee

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Tesfaye Woldeyes
BCH NFP
Mr. Belete Geda Torbi
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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