The United Nations is going to make 2.7m Euros available to improve biodiversity management in Cape Verde. Initially this is earmarked for the islands of Santo Antão and Boa Vista. Cape Verde already has a management policy for biodiversity, but the Minister of Agriculture and Environment wishes to strengthen it. The minister stated ‘that the conservation of biodiversity can also contribute to the improvement of the quality of the environment, the income of families and well-being’. The UN spokesman said that this would place biodiversity as a ‘basic resource’ for Cape Verde’s social-economic resilience. The work will be implemented by the National Directorate of the Environment.

[29 May 2024]