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Panama - 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.

Panama is located in the world’s most biodiverse region and on the isthmus linking Central and South America, with unparalleled access to the flora and fauna of three different bodies of water, namely the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Chiriquí and Gulf of Panama... 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 Panamanian biodiversity are associated with the expansion of the agricultural frontier, land use changes, deterioration and loss of soils, deforestation and habitat fragmentation, water and soil contamination, creation and expansion of human infrastructure inside protected areas, other human hazards, climate change and natural disasters, and emerging diseases... 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.

Panama’s first NBSAP was completed in 2000. The country is currently revising and updating the NBSAP, including developing national targets, with the intention to complete this process in 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.

To date, significant progress has been made towards achieving Target 11 (Protected Areas) and Target 16 (Nagoya Protocol). Some initial progress has been made towards achieving Target 1 (awareness increased), Target 2 (biodiversity values integrated), Target 4 (sustainable consumption and production), Target 5 (habitat loss halved or reduced), Target 6 (sustainable management of marine living resources), and Target 7 (sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and forestry)... 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 provisions of the new NBSAP will be mainstreamed in the new National Strategy for the Environment 2014-2018 which is also currently in preparation... 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.

Biological inventories are currently being conducted for the proposed national biodiversity monitoring system, with activities facilitated through the implementation of the National Environment Authority’s Panama Atlantic Mesoamerican Biological Corridor Project (CBMAP-II/ANAM)... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

S.E Sra. Mirei Endara
CBD Primary NFP
Sr. Darío Luque
CHM NFP, GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Sr. Darío Luque
BCH NFP
Billy Ubillus
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP

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