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Niger - Overview

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Main References

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.3)

Fifth National Report



National Website


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.

Niger is a landlocked country in the Sahelian region of Western Africa that has witnessed an accelerated level of biodiversity degradation over the last three decades, due to drought and anthropogenic factors... 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 Niger’s biodiversity are characterized as anthropogenic and natural. Direct and indirect anthropogenic threats include poor agricultural practices, poaching, habitat degradation or destruction, overexploitation of wildlife, pollution... 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 preparation of the second edition of Niger’s Stratégie Nationale et Plan d'Actions sur la Diversité Biologique, adopted in 2014, was guided by the objectives of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) and the National Plan for Social and Economic Development (2012-2015)... 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.

Seven protected areas exist today comprising 14.29% of the national territory. Management units have been created for all protected areas and a co-management approach for five protected areas has been implemented as has a management plan for Park W... 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.

In 2010, Niger adopted an Ordinance on the Water Code. Niger has also adopted a decree promoting the use of butane gas.

Niger has undertaken measures to mainstream biodiversity, integrally or partially, in several planning frameworks, including the National Environmental Plan for Sustainable Development and the Strategy for the Initiative on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agricultural Development... 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.

Niger recognizes the need to put in place mechanisms, including internal and external components, to monitor and evaluate NBSAP implementation... More »

National Contacts

Full details of national contacts »

Convention on Biological Diversity

Dr. Maâzou Kamayé
CBD Primary NFP, GTI NFP
Mr. Boubacar Boureima
CHM NFP
Mr. Boukar Attari
SBSTTA NFP, Protected Areas NFP
Mme. Abdou Alimatou Douki
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Mahaman Gado Zaki
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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