Cabo Verde has a poor biodiversity in terms of flora and fauna needing protection – National Director for the Environment

Praia, May 22 (Inforpress) – The National Director of Environment, Alexandre Nevsky, said today in Praia that Cabo Verde is a country with a poor biodiversity in terms of flora and fauna needing protection, due to the threats.

In an interview with Inforpress as part of the International Day for Biological Diversity, celebrated on May 22, this year under the theme “Our solutions are in nature”, Alexandre Nevsky called for the protection of the 6.332 species existing in Cabo Verde, of which 53 percent ( %) are terrestrial and 47% marine known to science.

According to Alexandre Nevsky, who considers that the diversity of nature is the key to human survival and the protection of the existing natural wealth, Cabo Verde’s biological diversity is made up of different types of living organisms, namely algae, plants, animals, lichens and fungi.

“Cabo Verde, in terms of legislation, is doing very well, but at the moment we are reinforcing it, more and more, with some updates, due to the existence of laws that we consider already outdated, as in the case of conservation measures for threatened species and endangered”, he said.



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