This is the Draft of the first National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan of the Federal Republic of Somalia. Somalia acceded to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Aichi in September 2009 and became the 193rd party to the CBD. By ratifying the CBD, Somalia committed to attain the objectives of CBD and as first step commenced the formulation of this NBSAP in September 2014. This draft NBSAP is thus the first effort in the history of Somalia to holistically and systematically look at the overall spectrum of biodiversity – ecosystems, species and genetic diversity.
Do you want to mainstream biodiversity concerns into development policy and planning? Are you involved in national or sectoral development planning and want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development, and define ways to improve this? Or perhaps you want to mainstream development concerns into biodiversity policy and planning? Are you developing or revising a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and want to make sure it really supports poverty reduction and social inclusion?
Earth Skills Network (ESN) is a collaboration between Earthwatch, UNESCO, IUCN & businesses. It connects leaders from the business and conservation sector through mentoring & skill-sharing. Through ESN, Protected Areas (PAs) can access relevant skills within businesses & build constructive dialogue on the need to manage environmental impacts. Through ESN, businesses can identify solutions to pressures on natural resources & nurture sustainable business leadership.
Rwanda requests peer review of its draft NBSAP.
The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Eastern Afromontane Fact Sheet includes terrestrial and freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) for Ethiopia. It can also be accessed here: http://www.birdlife.org/africa/cepf-eam-factsheet-ethiopia-0. This document is a SUMMARY of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot strategy, and only focuses on ETHIOPIA.
This document references Important Bird Areas (IBAs), which are Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) identified using birds. They are selected through the application of a set of four standard, internationally recognized criteria (see table below), based, as far as possible, on accurate and up-to-date knowledge of bird distributions and populations. The IBA categories and criteria refer to two essential attributes used to identify priorities for conservation: vulnerability (Category A1) and irreplaceability (different aspects of which are covered by A2, A3 and A4).
The Sustainable Development of the Protected Area System of Ethiopia [SDPASE] Project is financially supported by the Global Environment Facility [GEF]/UNDP. Since it came in to existence in 2008, SDPASE has introduced new ideas and studies and created a vibrant atmosphere in the sector. In 2012, SDPASE commissioned this study to identify the conservation gaps in Ethiopia’s protected areas system.
This Strategy has been prepared in accordance with the guideline for updating NBSAP and contains eight parts.
Chapter 1 introduces the country. It describes variable physio-geographic and climatic features and also population and economy of the country.
Chapter 2 provides an overview of the biodiversity resource base of the country, namely: the ecosystems, plant, animal, microbial and cultural diversity. It also describes the protected area systems and presents summary of major factors affecting the biodiversity resource base of the country.
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