Grenada’s ecosystems include dry woodland zones, mangrove swamps, coral reefs, seagrass beds, beaches, lagoons and cactus shrubland. The country’s biodiversity is mainly threatened by the conversion of land for agricultural expansion, clearing of land for human settlement, infrastructure, unsustainable exploitation of species, pollution and the introduction of invasive alien species. Under BES-Net II, the country will receive support to promote the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in its ongoing assessment process, which is being supported by UNEP-WCMC. UNESCO will provide technical backstopping support to the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities in the assessment process. Grenada is also a priority country for future catalytic support under BES-Net II’s BES Solution Fund to promote the uptake of national ecosystem assessment recommendations once the process is finalized.

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