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Uzbekistan - 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.

Uzbekistan is an arid landlocked country located in the Aral Sea basin of Central Asia, subjected to intensive desertification and droughts. The country’s economic sectors that depend on biodiversity include irrigated agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, fishery, recreation and tourism... 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 Uzbekistan’s biodiversity are associated with habitat loss and degradation of natural ecosystems; decrease in population size... 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.

Achievements of Uzbekistan’s first NBSAP, adopted in 1998, relate to the development of a legal framework, expansion of protected areas, development of Medium-Term National Environmental Action Programmes (which draw attention to the concept of mainstreaming sustainable development into economic sectors), education, public awareness-raising, training, scientific research, among other subjects... 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.

Ecological tourism is a promising sector in Uzbekistan with the potential to generate high economic profits. Existing ecotourism programmes that attract international tourists include visits to villages in the Nuratau Mountains, the Zaamin Nature Park, the Zarafshan Nature Reserve, the “Djeiran” Ecological Center and Lake Tudakul... 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 State Committee for Nature Protection has recently developed amendments and supplements to twelve laws to include the principles of biodiversity conservation, and more precisely reflect the principles of “avoid-mitigate-restore-compensate” in activities of the mining sector (including the development of norms and a methodology for identifying an indirect negative impact on flora and fauna)... 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 are several structures used to monitor biodiversity in Uzbekistan at the moment. In addition, Uzbekistan intends to improve the national monitoring system by 2025 so that it is an integral part of biodiversity and ecosystem services management (National Target 1)... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Bakhtiyer Abdusamatov
CBD Primary NFP
Mr. Aleksandr Grigoryants
Protected Areas NFP
Mr. Alexander Filatov
CHM NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Bakhtiyer Abdusamatov
BCH NFP

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