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Senegal - Overview

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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)

Fifth National Report




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.

Senegal is located 14 degrees north of the Equator on Africa’s west coast and influenced by three climatic zones (sahelian, sudanian, guinean)... 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.

Ecosystem degradation is the result of a combination of factors that varies according to ecosystem type. The main factors are identified as overexploitation of biological resources, overgrazing, farmland expansion, bush fires, salinization/acidification, pollution and invasive species... 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.

Senegal’s first NBSAP was developed in 1998 and succeeded in establishing structures to support implementation, such as the National Committee on Biodiversity, Coordination Unit, National Focal Points and the National CHM... 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.

Examples of actions are highlighted below (this list is not exhaustive):

Various actors, including the State, NGOs and environmental protection associations, are carrying out actions on biodiversity education, training, awareness-raising at various levels, including schools, universities, civil society, parliament, policy makers, among others... 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.

Senegal has adopted a Biosafety Law, prepared a draft Framework Law on Biodiversity and a draft Law on the Coastal Zone. A National Policy on Wetlands has been developed, as has a National Strategy for Marine Protected Areas and on Plant Genetic Resources... 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.

Senegal recognizes the need to establish and operationalize a framework for monitoring actions carried out to implement the Convention to 2020... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

M. Soulèye Ndiaye
CBD Primary NFP
S.E. M. Amadou Diallo
CBD Secondary NFP
Mme. Adja Aïssatou Sy
CHM NFP
M. Ibrahima Gueye
GSPC NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Dr. Lamine Kane
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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