Welcome to the Mauritius Clearing-House Mechanism
This portal is part of the global information exchange network established by the Convention on Biodiversity (Clearing-House Mechanism – CHM). Its purpose is to provide comprehensive information on biodiversity through effective information services and to facilitate technical and scientific cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange. The CHM portal provides information on the implementation of the Convention in Mauritius and brings up-to-date information on events, conferences and other related issues. It contains national biodiversity-related information that is required to assist policy makers and stakeholders to meet the obligations defined by the Convention and to conserve and sustainable use biodiversity.
What is the Clearing–House Mechanism (CHM)?
The term “clearing–house” includes any agency that brings together seekers and providers of goods, services or information, thus matching demand with supply. In terms of the implementation of the Convention on Biodiversity, the CHM aims to:
- Contribute significantly to the implementation of the CBD and its Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 through effective information services and other appropriate means;
- Promote and facilitate technical and scientific cooperation, knowledge sharing and information exchange;
- Establish a fully operational network of Parties and partners.
National Clearing–House Mechanism (or National CHM) is a website that provides relevant information on the Convention on Biological Diversity in a particular country.