The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international agreement established by the United Nations. Its aim is to preserve biological diversity around the world. Nigeria became a party member to CBD during the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992.
The CBD has three main objectives: to conserve biodiversity, to enhance its sustainable use and to ensure an equitable sharing of benefits linked to the exploitation of genetic resources.
The Convention puts much emphasis on the exchange of information and the cooperation between countries. To help these processes, the CBD has set up an international network of partners called the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM). This website contributes to the CHM network by illustrating what Nigeria is doing in the framework of the CBD.
Nigeria has valuable and rich diversity of biological resources, impressive network of wetlands, plentiful wildlife, and fish resources, extensive forestry resources, and a unique and wide range of national heritage. Conservation of these natural resources is derived from the need to support the economic and livelihood activities of the country’s population who depend on natural resource utilization.
Nigeria is floristically diverse and has 7,895 plant species identified in 338 families; 22,000 vertebrate and invertebrate species in the country. These species include about 20,000 insects, about 1,000 birds, about 1,000 fishes, 274 mammals and 123 reptiles. However, about 0.14% of this rich biodiversity base is being threatened while 0.22% is endangered.
PRESS RELEASE: Governments set stage to take ambitious actions for nature and people UN Biodiversity Conference opens in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
20-11-2018 PRESS RELEASE
Governments set stage to take ambitious actions for nature and people UN Biodiversity Conference opens in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
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Press Release: Governments meet in Egypt to build momentum for a New Deal for Nature and People 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference held under the theme of “Investing in Biodiversity for People and Planet"
09-11-2018 PRESS RELEASE
Governments meet in Egypt to build momentum for a New Deal for Nature and People 2018 UN Biodiversity Conference held under the theme of “Investing in Biodiversity for People and... Read more
PRESS RELEASE BY OFFICE OF THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF STATE, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, ABUJA, NIGERIA ON THE CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR BIODIVERSITY, MAY 22ND, 2017
Biodiversity is fundamental to the livelihoods of our communities: they rely on it for environmental sustenance, economic and social activities; the services that we, the elites also rely on... Read more
Press Release: First meeting of biodiversity implementation body recommends ways and means to enhance achievement of global biodiversity targets
11-05-2016 PRESS RELEASE
First meeting of biodiversity implementation body recommends ways and means to enhance achievement of global biodiversity targets.
Montreal 8 May 2016 – The first meeting of the... Read more
Logo for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2016
15-04-2016 Logo for the International Day for Biological Diversity 2016
1. Workshop to Review Draft NBSAP Indicators and Development of Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
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