Implementation of the NBSAP
The Gambia’s first NBSAP (1999) was found to be inadequate to some extent to address new and emerging threats to biodiversity. Issues that prevented the full implementation of the first NBSAP are being analyzed objectively with the full participation of all stakeholders. A revised NBSAP is in preparation and will aim to mainstream biodiversity issues into sectoral and cross-sectoral policies, programs and plans (national and decentralized), as well as emphasize awareness-raising, policy and institutional reform, resource mobilization, research, training and capacity-building, monitoring, among other matters... More »
Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets
The Gambia has developed 20 national biodiversity targets, derived from the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, that can be viewed at: http://www.cbd.int/countries/targets/?country=gm.
Currently there are 22 wildlife Protected Areas, occupying a total area of 76,064 hectares, approximately 6.4% of Gambia's total surface area... More »
Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)
The Biodiversity Policy and Act are being implemented within the context of the overall framework of the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Policy which encompasses the water and other natural resource sectors (forestry, fisheries, livestock, parks and wildlife, and the environment), each of which is implementing its own sectoral policy... More »
Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation
A coherent monitoring plan will be drawn up as part of the review process of the implementation of the revised NBSAP, using the national targets that have already been developed, and a set of indicators.