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Date of creation
2012-08-03 16:48 UTC (diversidadbiologicaven.dg@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2012-08-31 13:55 UTC (diversidadbiologicaven.dg@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2012-08-31 13:55 UTC (diversidadbiologicaven.dg@gmail.com)

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  • Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Title of document
National Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Guideline
Subject areas
  • All functions pursuant to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The National Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity 2010-2020 was prepared with the participation of a wide variety of sectors within society (academic, Government employees, enthusiasts and communitybased organizations) in several workshops that took place over a period of 18 months. Overall, over 1600 people participated nationwide promoting debate and enriching the diagnosis by giving their different points of view. During the workshops, the problems associated with the loss of Biological Diversity were identified and its causes and consequences analyzed. The identified causes were then grouped in three different scales: proximate, intermediate and structural. The next stage consisted in the collective construction of strategies for the conservation of Biological Diversity. Using the diagnosis of the problems and current situation as a starting point, seven strategic lines were formulated, as the technical elements required to confront the loss of Biological Diversity and seven crosscutting themes identified as the political and social elements necessary to guarantee biological conservation together with social commitment. This collective construction ensured that the participants were involved in the entire process of the preparation of the Strategy, generating an emergent awareness and contributing to the transformation of the country's situation via the transformation of individuals and vice versa. The National Strategy for the Conservation of Biological Diversity contains the fundamental guidelines that will govern actions taken during the 2010- 2020 period. It is composed of a general objective and several specific objectives, which contain general actions that constitute the basis on which the Action Plans are built.
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Ministerio del Poder Popular para Ecosocialismo y Aguas. Dirección General de Diversidad Biológica
Centro Simón Bolívar, Torre Sur, Piso 09
El Silencio, Plaza Caracas
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), 1010
Phone:+58 212 4084757/4084730
Fax:+58 212 4084756