In accordance with Article 26 of the Convention and COP decision VIII/14, Parties are required to submit their fourth national report to the Executive Secretary, using the format outlined in the 4th NR guidelines. Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in adopting a Strategic Plan, have committed themselves to achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss at the global, national and regional levels, as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth.
The fourth national report provides an important opportunity to assess progress towards the 2010 target, drawing upon an analysis of the current status and trends in biodiversity and actions taken to implement the Convention at the national level, as well as to consider what further efforts are needed.
This report which was prepared over a 6 months period during the preparation time of the 4th NR. Two workshops and several consultancies meeting ware hold ,in addition to close collaboration with national specialists and research centers.
All relevant national agencies and stakeholders were involved in the preparation of the national report, including NGOs, civil society, and local communities, privet sectors , and the media.