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 Website

Status and Trends of Biodiversity


The biodiversity of the Marshall Islands includes 106 species of birds, 37 mammals, 1059 fishes, 728 crabs, shrimps and other crustaceans, 126 starfishes and 40 sponges. Threats to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity include the loss of traditional knowledge and skills caused by urbanization and migration, and the spread of invasive alien species... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The 16 goals of the strategy are grouped into the following strategic themes: conservation of biodiversity and biological resources, protection of the marine environment, traditional culture and practices, people and biodiversity, biotechnology and biodiversity, and biosafety and biodiversity. For example, one of the goals for traditional culture and practices is to move toward more use of local products, whereas a goal for people and biodiversity is to achieve self-reliance through traditional values and culture... More »

NOTE: Visitors to the CBD website are advised to consult section VII of the sixth national report for updated information on the themes contained in the country profile below.

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

H.E. Mr. Christopher Loeak
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Bruce Kijiner
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Clarence Samuel
CBD Primary NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Warwick Harris