15 March 2006

Angola: Country to Present Biodiversity Experience in Brazil

Luanda — Angola's experience on conservation of biodiversity and concerned publications will be presented at the 8th Conference on Biological Diversity scheduled for 20-31 March in Curitiba, Brazil.

The information was released Wednesday in Luanda by the manager of the project on Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), Vladimir Russo, who added Angola will be represented by a delegation headed by the minister of Urbanisation of Environment, Diakumpuna Sita José.

In the first quarter of this year, the project published a book on the state of the marine biodiversity in Angola, and several brochures on environmental legislation and expects to launch in April a book on the biodiversity legislation in force in the country Angola is signatory of the convention and became part of it in 1998.

Since then, the source said, actions have been carried out for the preservation and sustainable development of biodiversity.

The project is in its ending stage, after it was approved on 15 February during a national meeting that gathered more than 120 participants from all provinces of the country.

It comprises eight areas of priority intervention and has as its objective to incorporate in the policies and development programmes measures for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity and fair and equated distribution of the biological resources.

The NBSAP is a project of the Ministry of Urbanisation and Environment designed on funds from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and World Fund for Environment.

It has also support from the Norwegian Agency for Development (NORAD).

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