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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Ethiopia

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Addis Ababa Action Agenda: Monitoring commitments and actions

The first report of the Task Force describing the comprehensive scope of the Addis Agenda, with high-level cross-cutting initiatives and additional concrete commitments across its seven action areas. It sets out the sources of data and evidence to allow the Task Force to carry out its work.

Inter-agency Task Force on Financing for Development (IATF). 2016. Addis Ababa Action Agenda: Monitoring commitments and actions. Inaugural Report 2016. UN, New York, USA.

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Eastern Afromontane Fact Sheet (including terrestrial and freshwater KBA for Ethiopia)

The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Eastern Afromontane Fact Sheet includes terrestrial and freshwater Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) for Ethiopia. It can also be accessed here: http://www.birdlife.org/africa/cepf-eam-factsheet-ethiopia-0. This document is a SUMMARY of the Eastern Afromontane hotspot strategy, and only focuses on ETHIOPIA.

Towards an ecologically representative network of protected areas in Ethiopia

This document references Important Bird Areas (IBAs), which are Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) identified using birds. They are selected through the application of a set of four standard, internationally recognized criteria (see table below), based, as far as possible, on accurate and up-to-date knowledge of bird distributions and populations. The IBA categories and criteria refer to two essential attributes used to identify priorities for conservation: vulnerability (Category A1) and irreplaceability (different aspects of which are covered by A2, A3 and A4).

Gap Analysis of the Protected Areas System of Ethiopia

The Sustainable Development of the Protected Area System of Ethiopia [SDPASE] Project is financially supported by the Global Environment Facility [GEF]/UNDP. Since it came in to existence in 2008, SDPASE has introduced new ideas and studies and created a vibrant atmosphere in the sector. In 2012, SDPASE commissioned this study to identify the conservation gaps in Ethiopia’s protected areas system.

Ethiopia National Biodiversity Strategy And Action Plan

This Strategy has been prepared in accordance with the guideline for updating NBSAP and contains eight parts.

Chapter 1 introduces the country. It describes variable physio-geographic and climatic features and also population and economy of the country.

Chapter 2 provides an overview of the biodiversity resource base of the country, namely: the ecosystems, plant, animal, microbial and cultural diversity. It also describes the protected area systems and presents summary of major factors affecting the biodiversity resource base of the country.

Joto Afrika Special Issue 14: Community based adaptation to climate change strengthens pastoralist’ resilience

Adaptation has always been a feature of pastoral communities; however climate change is bringing additional change to livelihoods in arid lands. This edition of Joto Afrika includes a series of articles from Niger, Kenya and Ethiopia demonstrating how improvements in technology and access to markets and services, along with the use of climate information, are providing great opportunities to increase resilience of pastoral populations.

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