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Guinea - Overview

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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.

The Guinean forests of West Africa are considered one of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. The status of biodiversity in the region is however severely threatened... 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 underlying causes of changes to biodiversity are related to economic and political circumstances; rapidly changing demographics; unsustainable exploitation of agriculture, flora and fauna; poverty; lack of economic alternatives; mismanagement; illiteracy; non-compliance with traditions and customs... 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.

Guinea’s NBSAP, adopted in 2001, contains a strategic vision for a fifteen-year period (2001-2016) and four main objectives, namely: conservation of biological diversity; sustainable use of biological diversity; general measures for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity; international cooperation... 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.

Despite socioeconomic difficulties, NBSAP implementation has been reasonably efficient as a result of national efforts, external funding and technical and scientific support provided through subregional, regional and international cooperation... 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.

At the institutional level, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development has been created and, within it, the National Directorate for Biological Diversity and Protected Areas... 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 formal monitoring system for protected areas does not yet exist although indicators and the Centre for Observation and Environmental Monitoring (COSE) have been established for this purpose, however the lack of material and financial resources to operate the structure remains a limiting factor... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Maadjou Bah
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
M. Saïkou Sounounou Bah
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Mohamed Dialakoro Doumbouya
GSPC NFP
M. Daouda Kante
CHM NFP, ICNP ABS NFP
Mr. Aboubacar Oulare
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mrs. Hawa Diallo
BCH NFP
Mme Safiatou Diallo
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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