National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Fiji (2020-2025) will be used to convey Fiji‘s current status of biodiversity and will also direct us towards the urgency in protecting our biodiversity and secure a future for all Fijians (maintaining our quality of life and the long term health of our environment). The requirement to integrate both conservation and sustainable use of biological resources into national decision-making, and mainstreaming issues across all sectors.

Fiji consists of fragile island and ocean ecosystems where biodiversity and ecosystem goods and services play important roles in sustaining life and the economic well-being of the country. On 5 June, 1992, Fiji signed the International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, joining 150 other countries and committing itself to: (i) developing and implementing national strategies to conserve and use the components of biological diversity sustainably; (ii) integrating biodiversity policy into relevant sectoral or cross-sectoral plans, programmes and plans; and (iii) monitoring and periodically reporting on the status of biodiversity in the environment. To realize these objectives, signatory countries were required to develop a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). The NBSAP is a national document that outlines national strategies and actions that will contribute to the halt of biodiversity loss. Read more https://www.mowe.gov.fj/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/National-Biodiversity-Strategy-Action-Plan.pdf.

 

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