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Convention on Biological Diversity - Swaziland Status

Achievements
Our main achievements:

  1. Formulated the NBSAP
  2. Prepared National Reports (First and second report to COP)
  3. Prepared National Environment Action Plan
  4. Established a National Committee to oversee implementation of convention CBD (BPIC)
  5. Formulated the Forest Policy and in the process of finalising the preparation of the National Forestry Action Programme and Forestry legislation
  6. Acquired Block B funds from GEF to prepare a project on biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism development
  7. In a process if formulating a National Biosafety framework and legislation
  8. Identified the Protection Worthy Areas
  9. In a process of formulating a National Biosafety Framework and legislation
  10. Strengthening the National Plant Genetic Resources centre the National Herbarium and National Museum
  11. Established National Regulations on Environment Impact Assessment
  12. Carrying out Farm Animals Genetic Resources survey
  13. Instituted a national fish survey
Constraints
Swaziland attaches great significance to the CBD however there are serious constrains that limit its implementation. Some of the major constrains are:
  • Insufficient expertise
  • Public awareness on Biodiversity issues is still low. The general public does not fully appreciate and internalise the issues of the convention
  • No research Facilities and most research is or an ad hoc basis and mostly not guided by National programme
  • Legislation on access to genetic resources and equitable sharing of benefits arising from biodiversity conservation is absent
  • There is a need to create comprehensive legislation that will bring all the legislation under one roof
  • Most of the legislation is outdated, there is need for the comprehensive legislation for biodiversity


Related pages:

A Brief Introduction to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Conference of Parties (COP)
Convention on Biological Diversity

Related links:

Convention on Biological Diversity
Convention on Biological Diversity - Text of the Convention
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