Implementation of the Convention
Measures Taken to Achieve the 2010 Target
Objectives related to the conservation of ecosystems have been established in legislation as well as documents, such as strategies. They include the improvement of protected areas and wetlands conservation, the restoration of degraded sites, and the recovery of threatened species. Protected areas cover 10% of the national territory... More »
Initiatives in Protected Areas
Concerns related to protected areas have been integrated into plans and legislation. For example, the organic law on the environment includes aspects regarding impacts assessments and the protection of wetlands of importance to biodiversity.
Initiatives in Access and Benefit Sharing
Measures related to the fair and equitable sharing of results are defined in the law on intellectual property that is currently under revision. Capacity building, in terms of, among others, assessment and inventory of resources, access to these resources, and techniques for the elaboration of reports and legislative texts,... More »
Initiatives for Article 8(j)
Awareness raising and community participation, with a particular focus on women and youth, constitutes one of the strategies of the implementation of the national policy on environment.