National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)

06 Feb 2007

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan is an important instrument to guarantee the conservation of biodiversity in Angola, as well as equitable sharing of the benefits of its use. This document is also a contribution to the implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

The document published here presents actions that will make it possible, in the long run, to incorporate adequate measures into development policies and programmes to prevent the degradation of ecosystems and loss of biodiversity. These actions will be implemented in an integrated form with the Government with the support of the civil society, private sector and other national and international partners.

The approval of this Strategy and its Action Plan also demonstrates the political will of the Government of Angola to fulfil the provisions of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The importance of this document is evident in its broad-based proposed actions and the multi-disciplinary nature of the strategic areas it addresses.

Due to its contribution to the achievement of sustainable development in Angola, the Implementation of the Action Plan of this Strategy is a priority of the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Environment, which in a phased manner and in partnership with other bodies and institutions, will ensure that its objectives are transformed into practical activities.