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Regional Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Africa


Within the generic scope for the Regional Assessments of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the African assessment focusses on thematic priorities, including the food-energy-water-livelihood nexus; land degradation, including climate-related risks such as desertification and silting; catchment to coast; biodiversity conservation and sustainable use; and invasive alien species. The assessment also addresses a number of cross-cutting themes.

The Plenary approved the Summary for Policymakers and accepted the chapters of the Assessment at its 6th session in March 2018 in Medellin, Colombia (IPBES 6). IPBES would like to acknowledge and thank all of the experts who contributed to the Assessment.

The IPBES Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services for Africa is composed of:

  1. A Summary for Policymakers (SPM); and
  2. A set of 6 chapters.

Please see below to access the Assessment Report and related documents.

The assessment includes countries and territories in five subregions

Subregions

Countries and territories

East Africa and adjacent islands

Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mayotte,a Reunion,a Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda and United Republic of Tanzania

Southern Africa

Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Central Africa

Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Sao Tome and Principe

North Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Sudan, Tunisia and Western Saharab

West Africa

Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea‑Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo

a Overseas territory.

b Territory under negotiation between the parties concerned, as recognized by the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations in their relevant resolutions.

 

Report

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Summary for policymakers

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Supplementary material

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Comments first review

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Comments second review

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