Implementation of the NBSAP
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first NBSAP was prepared for the 2008-2015 period however only adopted in 2011. Implementation of this NBSAP has not been completed in its entirety due to a lack of financial resources and the absence of professional institutions to lead expert and scientific activities. It should be noted that significant progress has nevertheless been made in regard to the development of Red Lists for both entities, strengthening the legal framework, establishment of gene banks, development and strengthening of biological and landscape diversity conservation activities through the water management sector, establishment of the national CHM and raising public awareness on biodiversity... More »
Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets
As indicated in the fifth national report received in May 2014, significant progress has been achieved in regard to Targets 1, 2 and 17; little progress has been achieved in regard to Targets 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19 and 20; and no progress have been achieved in regard to Targets 3 and 10.
As mentioned above, 22 national goals have been proposed with consideration given to the global framework (ABTs) (see http://www.cbd.int/countries/targets/?country=ba)... More »
Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)
The Law on Environmental Protection for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina was adopted in 2013 and the Law on Nature Protection for the Republika Srpska in 2014, both of which are harmonized with the EU Directives on Habitats and Birds. A decree on conditions for releasing waste waters into natural recipients and... More »
Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation
There is a lack of an adequate biodiversity monitoring system in Bosnia and Herzegovina.