About NBBC

National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center (NBBC) - established under the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan #392 dated 1.09.03.

The head of the Center is National CBD Focal Point Mr.Neimatullo Safarov, candidate of biological science, the deserved person of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Main goal of NBBC - coordination of activities on implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan within the framework of UN Convention on Biological Diversity, and other tasks in the field of ecology, nature protection and sustainable development.

NBBC staff

NBBC objectives:

  • coordination of activities on implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan;
  • creation of information database, data bank on diversity of the flora, fauna, ecosystems;
  • coordination of activities on creation of mechanisms on sustainable conservation and use of biodiversity;
  • development and implementation of international projects on biodiversity conservation in cooperation with international organizations;
  • coordination of activities on creation of ecological network of the country;
  • public involvement in the issues of biodiversity conservation.

NBBC implements its activity together with State Committee for Environment Protection and Forestry of the Republic of Tajikistan, State Land use Committee of the Republic of Tajikistan, Academy of Science of the Republic of Tajikistan, ministries, authorities, agencies and other nature protection bodies.

NBBC works in close cooperation with CBD Secretariat, UNDP, World Bank, UNEP, WWF, IUCN, GEF, European Commission, and other international organizations.

NBBC makes efforts to strengthen cooperation and develop activity on ecological and nature protection issues:

  • prepared basis for creation of GIS on ecology and nature protection;
  • created Protected Areas econet structure in GIS-format;
  • developed recommendations on sustainable and safe use of biological resources;
  • conducted workshops at the national and regional levels on the issues of biodiversity conservation;
  • developed indicators of biodiversity for assessment of achievements of Millennium Development Goals;
  • developed and are being developed economic justifications of projects and programs;
  • prepared and published various publications on environment protection;
  • the Center participated in development of the National Environment Action Plan.

NBBC possesses good modern technical equipment, constant access to Internet resources, modern library and database, including photos.

Structure of the National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center of the Republic of Tajikistan

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Publications

  • Protecting national heritage of Tajikistan!
  • Biosafety and Environment: Introduction to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
  • NATIONAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RAMSAR CONVENTION ON WETLANDS IN REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN
  • Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
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Protecting national heritage of Tajikistan!

Protecting national heritage of Tajikistan!

"Protecting national heritage of Tajikistan!" has been prepared in the framework of UNDP/GEF project "Conservation and sustainable use of Pamir Alay and Tien Shan ecosystems for snow leopard protection and sustainable community livelihoods" and is dedicated to the International Day of Snow Leopard, which is annualycelebrated on October 23.

The publication is intended for a wide range of readers and lovers of nature, and is intended to inform about the importance and value of conservation of the snow leopard ecosystems and its prey.

Biosafety and Environment: Introduction to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Biosafety and Environment: Introduction to Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

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NATIONAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RAMSAR CONVENTION ON WETLANDS IN REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

NATIONAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RAMSAR CONVENTION ON WETLANDS IN REPUBLIC OF TAJIKISTAN

The National Report on Ramsar Convention consists of four sections:

Section 1 provides the institutional information about the Administrative Authority and National Focal Points for the national implementation of the Convention.

Section 2 is a ‘free-text’ section in which the Party is invited to provide a summary of various aspects of national implementation progress and recommendations for the future.

Section 3 provides the 66 implementation indicator questions, grouped under each Convention implementation strategy in the Strategic Plan 2009-2015, and with an optional ‘free-text’ section under each indicator question in which the Contracting Party may, if it wishes, add further information on national implementation of that activity.

Section 4 is an optional annex to allow any Contracting Party that so wishes to provide additional information regarding any or all of its Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Sites).

Full text of the report.

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity is an international agreement on biosafety, as a supplement to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Biosafety Protocol seeks to protect biological diversity from the potential risks posed by genetically modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology.

The Biosafety Protocol makes clear that products from new technologies must be based on the precautionary principle and allow developing nations to balance public health against economic benefits. It will for example let countries ban imports of a genetically modified organisms if they feel there is not enough scientific evidence that the product is safe and requires exporters to label shipments containing genetically altered commodities such as corn or cotton.

The required number of 50 instruments of ratification/accession/approval/acceptance by countries was reached in May 2003. In accordance with the provisions of its Article 37, the Protocol entered into force on 11 September 2003. As of March 2015, the Protocol has 170 parties, which includes 167 United Nations member states, Niue, the State of Palestine, and the European Union.

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