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Honduras - 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 Central American country of Honduras has a northern coastline on the Caribbean Sea and a southern coastline on the Pacific Ocean (via the Gulf of Fonseca)... 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 threats to biodiversity in Honduras remain inadequate planning in relation to production activities, deforestation, forest fires, illegal hunting, uncontrolled extraction of forest resources, introduction of alien species, ecosystem pollution and urban sprawl... 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.

Honduras adopted its first NBSAP in 2000 and is currently revising its NBSAP for the 2014-2020 period, as well as developing national targets... 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.

As a result of the adoption of the Declaration on Watershed Protection, a higher level of community participation exists today with respect to activities to conserve Celaque National Park... 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.

Biodiversity has been mainstreamed in National Development and Poverty Reduction Plans.

The Marine Studies Center was created in 2006 on the island of Utila in the Caribbean... 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 Biological Monitoring Board (MOCAP) was created with the co-managers of protected areas on the country’s northern coast. Also, a biological... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

S.E. Sr. José Antonio Galdames Fuentes
CBD Primary NFP
Sra. Marnie Xiomara Portillo Rodriguez
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, Protected Areas NFP
Dra Lilian Ferrufino Acosta
GTI NFP
Mr. Ciro Navarro
GSPC NFP
Mr. Gustavo Adolfo Cruz
GTI NFP
Sr. José Lenin O'Connor Cano
Resource Mobilization FP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Carlos Alberto Almendares Ordonez
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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