Welcome to the Belgian Clearing-House Mechanism, the portal site set up by Belgium to promote technical and scientific cooperation in the field of biodiversity and to provide information on matters related to the Convention on Biological Diversity.


Information on the Convention Click to go to the contribution page
Convention text: 
- English
- Français, Nederlands, Deutsch
Frequently asked questions:
- Biodiversity FAQ
- Convention FAQ
Belgian Clearing-House Mechanism
CBD secretariat's website

CHM secretariat's website
Ratification process
Implementation of the Convention
National reports and other documents (updated)
Competent authorities (updated)
Steering Committee 'Biodiversity Convention'
Contact points (CBD & other agreements)
Belgian Biosafety Clearing-House
And more ...


Information on the biodiversity of Belgium, experts and other Links to relevant sites on biodiversity
Biodiversity in Belgium
Natura 2000 network in Belgium
Belgian biodiversity - experts
Belgian biodiversity - other actors
Abbreviations and acronyms
Glossary related to the Convention
NFP library: on-line catalogue
And more ...


Belgian websites on biodiversity
International organisations

International conventions
Links per theme (CBD issues)
Other CHMs under the CBD 
Selection of CBD Secretariat's pages
Selection of UNEP pages
And more ...
Capacity building for the Clearing-House Mechanism (CHM) of the Convention on Biological Diversity: Call for proposals - Projects for education and public awareness
The call for proposals is now closed.

Call for proposals to taxonomic capacity building under the Global Taxonomy Initiative (GTI)
The third call for proposals is now closed.

Regional training for Central Africa, 9-21 January 2005, Burundi

Hosted CHM websites of partner Countries: 
Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi
Central African Republic
, Comoros,
Democratic Republic of Congo,
Gabon (updated), Ghana, GuineaIslamic Republic of Mauritania,
Republic of Chad, Republic of Niger,
Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, Republic of Congo,
Republic of Djibouti, Republic of Madagascar (Mirror site)

Regional sites:

News and events:
- Latest news and events
- AMAI, an interactive multi-media tool to discover "Biodiversity in Belgium"

New documents:
- Third National Report to the CBD
- Report on the Implementation of the Programme of Work for the GTI
- Biodiversity in Belgium  
- Thematic Report on Protected areas
- Proceedings of the Symposium 'Status and trends of the Belgian fauna

Other documents ...

Latest CBD news:

Latest CBD notifications:



Last updated  25-04-2005

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