National Report

  published: 12 Oct 2017

Barbados' Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

  • Barbados
  • 5th National Report (2009-2014)
To date Barbados has submitted four national reports to the Convention of Biological Diversity; the fourth national report being submitted in 2011. This current fifth report has three main components: 1. An update on biodiversity status, trends, and threats and implications for human well-being. 2. The national biodiversity strategy and action plan (NBSAP), its implementation, and the mainstreaming of biodiversity 3. Progress towards the 2015 and 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets and contributions to the relevant 2015 Targets of the Millennium Development Goals Part I of the report provides an update on biodiversity initiatives and trends since the 4th Report was submitted. Updated information is provided in the following areas: Trends in terrestrial biodiversity: (i) natural fibres conservation and utilisation; (ii) important bird areas; (iii) Barbados Leaf-toed Gecko. Initiatives to manage biodiversity in Barbados are presented in four case studies: • Case study 1 highlights work undertaken to transform the Walkers sand quarry to a natural reserve • Case study 2 looks at the sustainable utilisation of natural fibres • Case study 3 presents the initiatives undertaken by the Barbados Wildfowlers Association to change the perceptions among shorebird hunters toward biodiversity shorebird conservation and management to encourage better management of shooting swamps as natural reserves. • Case study 4 presents the case of co-existence of farmers and the green monkey population. Part II of the report focuses on the status of the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). Part III provides details on Barbados’ progress towards IMPLEMENTING THE 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
  • National / Federal
  • Approved
  • Report mandated by law or national policy
  • Cabinet/Council of Ministers
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