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Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use in Latin America

Evidence from Environmental Performance Reviews

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This report synthesises key findings on biodiversity and ecosystem services from the Environmental Performance Reviews completed for Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru between 2013 and 2017. The report aims to provide a sense of the common challenges facing these Latin American countries, the strategies being used to tackle them, the gaps that remain and how these can be addressed. Focusing on Latin America is particularly pertinent given the great wealth of biodiversity in the region and the growing pressures on its conservation and sustainable use.

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Institutional and policy frameworks

This chapter examines progress in the governance of biodiversity in Latin America. It begins with an overview of the institutional settings in the reviewed countries, including mechanisms for stakeholder participation. The chapter then discusses the overarching biodiversity strategies, legislation, goals and targets. The role of regional and global biodiversity initiatives is also considered. The final section discusses the status of data and knowledge, including on the economic and social value of biodiversity.

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