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Chad - 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.

Chad is divided into three main bioclimatic zones: Sahara, Sahelian and Sudanian. The country possesses enormous inland water resources (approximately 500 billion cubic metres in total), with the Chari River, Logone River and Lake Chad the most notable among them... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

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Biodiversity loss in Chad has been greatly affected by recurring droughts and the extent of desertification. However, overexploitation and the unsustainable use of biological resources, due to extreme poverty and demographic pressures (waves of refugees, growing population), are the main drivers of loss... 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 coordination of the 2000 NBSAP is ensured by the National High Committee on the Environment. The NBSAP’s five strategic objectives are to: improve biodiversity knowledge and surveillance; conduct inventories, conserve and/or restore ecosystems and threatened species; increase the use of alternative resources; adopt sustainable harvesting practices; develop benefit-sharing mechanisms in management practices... More »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

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The 2010 goal to attain 11% protected areas coverage has been reached. Although large conservation projects have been implemented, results remain insufficient... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

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With a view to mainstreaming biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, Chad has committed to integrating strategic objectives in various policies, strategies and plans, such as: National Poverty Reduction Strategy (2002); Rural Development Intervention Plan (2003); National Program for Food Security (2005); Master Plan for Agriculture (2003); Master Plan for Fisheries and Aquaculture (2003); National Policy for Traditional Medicine (2001)... 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.

There is an absence of a mechanism and tools to integrate biodiversity in sectors as well as monitor biodiversity. Although biodiversity is prioritized in certain national policies, it is felt that perhaps other sectors continue to fail at addressing issues in their policies and strategies due to these technical deficiencies... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Habib Gademi
CBD Primary NFP, SBSTTA NFP
Mr. Tahir Hassan Mahamat
CHM NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Kadiom Amidou
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP, BCH NFP

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