Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets
Aichi BIodiversity Targets

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Aichi Biodiversity Targets = Five strategic goals and 20 ambitious targets toward the conservation of biodiversity.

Their purpose is to inspire broad-based action in support of biodiversity over this decade (2011-2020) by all countries and stakeholders promoting the coherent and effective implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity: conservation of biodiversity; sustainable use of biodiversity; fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.

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When we look at Target 11 of the Aichi agreement from last year’s Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity, we see an enormous task ahead of us. Target 11 raises the proportion of the terrestrial surface in nationally designated terrestrial protected areas from 12.7% to 17% by 2020. This is, if my math is correct, an area nearly the size of Australia to be added to the globe’s protected area network. Think of it this way, using the average size of protected areas in the World Database on Protected Areas, this requires adding over 55,000 new areas in eight years. Think of the institutional and political commitment to this. Think of the number of managers and rangers that will be needed to be educated and trained. Think of the stress on current educational institutions to provide the courses and offerings needed for the thousands of people working there. Think of the tourism development challenges and opportunities that tens of thousands of new protected areas offer. The tourism industry needs to not just engage a discussion here, but also how to lead an authentic critical discussion, which will not only strengthen their industry and its capabilities to be a socially progressive one, but also greatly assist in making it a more desirable working place. - Steve McCool





February 26, 2014

2500 Days Remaining to Achieve the Aichi Targets

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Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets
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Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets

Biodiversity Targets

  • Strategic Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society
  • Strategic Goal B: Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use
  • Strategic Goal C: To improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity
  • Strategic Goal D: Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Strategic Goal E: Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building

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The Japan Committee for IUCN launched new materials for promoting national implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets, named “The guide to Aichi Biodiversity Targets: Take Action for World Promise and 20 Targets (Japan version)”. This guide based on latest global guidance of Aichi Biodiversity Targets and NGOs, Business, local government and others, can provide many hints for future actions related to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

Aichi Targets Passport


“Aichi Targets Passport”

As the Aichi Biodiversity Targets are multi-faceted, in most cases an individual indicator is insufficient if used in isolation to assess overall progress towards a target. The BIP is working to enhance and increase the number of global indicators available for each of the targets. Future editions of the passport will see the linking of indicators under the Aichi Biodiversity Targets to provide more comprehensive storylines of progress.

For information on all the indicators brought together by the BIP for monitoring progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets visit the BIP website:

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The Aichi Passport is now available to download as a SmartPhone App and PDF. The Beta version of the Passport, which will be ofiicially launched at CBDCOP11 in Hydreabad, India, is a proof of concept” for annual indicator reporting by the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership.
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