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Saint Kitts and Nevis - Overview

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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.

Faunal species in St. Kitts and Nevis consist of native and migratory birds, reptiles, aquatic species and mammals. Migratory species are those which breed in other territories and migrate to habitats in St... 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.

Threats to biodiversity are driven generally by a myriad of complex and intertwining factors manifested at different geographic scales and trophic levels... 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 revised NBSAP (2014-2020) was prepared in recognition of the fact that the targets, principles and priorities of the first NBSAP adopted in 2004 would have changed given the closure of the sugar industry in 2005, and the transformation of the country’s physical and economic landscapes... 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.

A stocktaking report on the biological diversity resources of the country has been prepared and incorporated in the revised NBSAP. The Government of Saint Kitts and Nevis has also conducted a comprehensive land valuation exercise however there is a need to streamline the pricing and incentives regime for land development... 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.

St. Kitts and Nevis enacted its Biosafety Act in 2012. By 2016, St. Kitts and Nevis intends to have signed on to the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization... 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.

Saint Kitts and Nevis intends to develop an NBSAP Implementation Plan to address various challenges to implementation. Issues related to monitoring and evaluation will be included among the several features of this Plan... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Randolph Edmead
CBD Primary NFP
Dr. Jerome Thomas
CBD Secondary NFP
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Education
CBD Secondary NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Randolph Edmead
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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