Myanmar NBSAP Update Consultation Workshop

The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) for Myanmar was first drafted in 2011 to provide a national strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of nature.  This NBSAP is now being updated with new information and to include national counterparts to the global Aichi Biodiversity Targets. These targets are designed to mainstream biodiversity and sustainable use across all sectors and to address both the direct and underlying drivers of biodiversity loss and degradation.

Targets include sustainable forestry, agriculture, and fisheries, industrial development, policy incentives, protected areas and species conservation, incorporation of traditional practices and knowledge in conservation, and maintenance of ecosystem services fundamental for human well-being.

This consultation provides an overview of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the process being used to update the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Myanmar. The consultation seeks to provide a forum for civil society groups to review the draft Myanmar targets and become involved in the revision process. This will be the first consultation in Yangon, previous consultations have been held in Nay Pyi Taw, Dawei, Myitkyina, and Mandalay.

Objectives:

  • Introduce the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Myanmar NBSAP update process
  • Review the draft national targets, suggest revisions and additions, and share information
  • Ensure that relevant existing processes, action plans, and targets in each sector are reflected in the updated NBSAP and national targets
  • Identify key topics for further discussion for the next steps of the drafting process, and identify interested participants

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