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 Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)

Sixth National Report

Status and Trends of Biodiversity


One of the geologically unique features of Paraguay is the asymmetry it presents as it is found on 2 different geological formations: the Brazilian shield and the Andean depression. There are two main identified habitats, which are: the warm, temperate, humid forests and the warm, temperate dry forests. Paraguay does not have a complete inventory of the flora and fauna found in its territory therefore most records are estimates... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

The national territory under protection has increased from 2.79% in 1993 to 5.98% in 2003. There are now a total of 38 protected areas with an increase of the protected areas system of 64.7%. There is also one Biosphere Reserve and 4 Ramsar sites. In addition, it is likely that two areas will be identified as future Biosphere Reserves... More »

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

The mission of the national strategy is to support the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the plans, programs and projects for the study, conservation and sustainable management of the country’s biodiversity, based on actions coordinated by the different actors (government, civil society, indigenous communities, private sector, educational institutions) and with consideration to the respect of traditional knowledge... 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

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Sr.Lic. Rafael Cristobal Sosa Brizuela
Sr.Lic. Paul Frederick Wulf Bauer Bloemeken
CBD Secondary NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Sr. Luis Carlos García
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Ing. E.H. Maria Cristina Soerensen González
Cartagena Protocol emergency contact point, BCH NFP