A Guide for Integrating Coral Reefs and Associated Ecosystems into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)


Release Year 2024

This document serves to provide guidance to coral reef countries on how to integrate coral reefs and associated ecosystems into their revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Actions Plans (NBSAPs) to support the alignment of plans and actions, at the national level, with respect to the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF). The guidance presents a range of resources and example actions that could be undertaken by countries in relation to the goals and targets of the GBF. Countries and readers are encouraged to consider the international context of the guidance in this document and utilise the information to support their respective national-level context and processes for developing and preparing NBSAPs concerning coral reefs and associated ecosystems.

A summary document and three case studies (French Overseas Territories, the Republic of Palau and the Republic of the Philippines) have been produced and are available below, alongside the full guidance document.