SIDS AND NATURE

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SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES

SIDS are home to a large portion of World biodiversity: they host most diverse and unique ecosystems in the world, are of strategic importance for migratory species and are home to and host high percentage of endemic species. Click here to see some interesting facts

Island biodiversity is fragile, under threats and exacerbated by unique SIDS’ structural and endogenous vulnerabilities and development challenges which are putting them on the forefront of multiple crises and undermining SIDS’ capacities to implement the Rio Conventions and the 2030 Agenda. See the report on SIDS’s gaps and challenges in means of implementing biodiversity objectives.

Despite the challenges faced, SIDS have showed ways to transform their unique characteristics and challenges into opportunities in view to restore, protect and sustainably manage their nature-based assets. See how SIDS have been leading by example and been frontrunners in nature conservation.

Strategically supporting SIDS in transforming their challenges into opportunities and upscaling/replicating their ecosystem management efforts would be key to the success of the Global Biodiversity Framework implementation and to the acceleration of the 2030 Agenda. The development of Strategic partnerships is central to support SIDS and save the Planet

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DID YOU KNOW? 

SIDS as biodiversity hotspots.

SIDS and Nature

19% of coral reefs in the world are located in SIDS

SIDS and Nature

Cabo Verde archipelago is one of the world’s top ten coral reef biodiversity hotspots.

SIDS and Nature

SIDS make up a vast share (14%) of the world’s coastline.

19% of coral reefs in the world are located in SIDS

Cabo Verde archipelago is one of the world’s top ten coral reef biodiversity hotspots.

SIDS make up a vast share (14%) of the world’s coastline.

SIDS LEADING BY EXAMPLE IN NATURE PROTECTION

SIDS and Nature

The size of Exclusive Economic Zones of Mauritius & Seychelles is bigger than the size of India.

SIDS and Nature

The size of Saint Lucia marine reserve is the size of Germany.

SIDS and Nature

Palau National Marine Sanctuary is twice the size of Mexico.

The size of Exclusive Economic Zones of Mauritius & Seychelles is bigger than the size of India.

The size of Saint Lucia marine reserve is the size of Germany.

Palau National Marine Sanctuary is twice the size of Mexico.

Seychelles issued the World first sovereign Blue Bond.

Belize is the first country in the Americas with debt swap for ocean scheme.

Fiji is amid the first countries to embark into ocean accounting for enhanced data-based decision making.

Seychelles issued the World first sovereign Blue Bond.

Belize is the first country in the Americas with debt swap for ocean scheme.

Fiji is amid the first countries to embark into ocean accounting for enhanced data-based decision making.