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Equatorial Guinea - 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)

Fifth National Report




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 Gulf of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea is part of the tropical region of the African Atlantic coast. The country consists of two biogeographic divisions (continental and insular), is rich in tropical rainforests, as well as other biodiversity within the context of Africa, and hosts many sources of water due to its continental rivers and islands... 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 pressures on biodiversity relate to: overhunting, particularly associated with the bushmeat trade, especially on Bioko Island; reduction... 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.

Adopted in 2005, Equatorial Guinea’s first NBSAP contains 6 general objectives and 10 strategic programmes, the latter focusing on: institutional strengthening; development of legislation; biodiversity education; protected areas; marine systems; inland waters; agricultural lands; island ecosystems; scientific research; and the petroleum sector... 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.

Fifteen national targets have been developed taking the global targets into account and based on the country’s most urgent needs. They can be... 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 Law on the Sustainable Use and Management of Forests was revised and updated in 2013.

Biodiversity has been mainstreamed in the development strategies of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Ministry of Fisheries and Environment, Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, Ministry of Information, Press and Radio and in the National Strategy for Poverty Reduction to 2020... 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.

Although at present such a mechanism does not exist, this matter is addressed in the country’s Target 13 which calls for the establishment of a monitoring system by 2020... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Don Santiago Francisco Engonga
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP
Mr. Don José Mba Avoro
SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Santiago-Martín Atomo Ayang
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Don Santiago Francisco Engonga
BCH NFP

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