Country Profiles

Antigua and Barbuda - Country Profile

The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10, fifth national reports or from documents submitted separately. The mapping of national targets to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets by the Party concerned is indicated in the last column “Related Aichi Target(s)”. All Parties are encouraged to undertake this mapping exercise and to submit this information to SCBD for incorporation in this database.

Reference Target Related Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
Target 1 By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the value of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. 1
Target 2 By 2020, biodiversity values have been integrated in national physical development plans and local area plans and the millennium development initiatives for Antigua and Barbuda. 2
Target 3 By 2020, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are eliminated, phased out or reformed in order to minimize or avoid negative impacts, and positive incentives for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are developed and applied, consistent and in harmony with the Convention and other relevant international obligations taking into account national socio economic conditions. 3
Target 4 By 2020 at the latest, all stakeholders, (public, private, and civil) have taken steps to implement plans for sustainable production and consumption of natural resources keeping impacts within safe ecological limits as far as possible. 4
Target 5 By 2020 an effective monitoring protocol for critical habitats, mainly forests, mangroves and coral reefs has been implemented to assist in reducing degradation and fragmentation and measures developed and undertaken to reduce the rate of loss by 10%. 5
Target 6 By 2020, policies and sustainable use plans are put in place for the sustainable management of Fisheries resources. 6
Target 7 By 2020, the capacity of governmental natural resources management institutions as well as non-governmental organizations, to support the objectives and achieve the overall aim of the NBSAP is strengthened. 7
Target 8 By 2020, 20% of pollution, including from excess nutrients within specific demonstration areas, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity. 8
Target 9 By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled, measures are in place to manage pathways to help prevent their (re)introduction and (re)establishment as far as possible. 9
Target 10 By 2015, the multiple anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs, and other vulnerable ecosystems such as the NEMMA, Cades Bay and Codrington Marine Reserves impacted by climate change or ocean acidification are minimized, so as to maintain their integrity and functioning. 10
Target 11 A national system, including protected areas, for the management and conservation of biodiversity is developed and established by 2020. This will include, terrestrial areas, wetlands, areas important to migratory species and marine environments. 11
Target 12 By 2020, implement protection measures for threatened species including the racer snake, marine turtles, Redonda Dwarf Gecko, Redonda Ground Lizard threatened plants, and threatened birds. 12
Target 13 By 2020, maintain genetic diversity of local plants by storing germ stocks for re-population should current stocks become contaminated. Maintain stocks of deer in Barbuda to ensure no mixing of breeds. 13
Target 14 By 2020, at least 2 major watershed and mangrove wetland areas are effectively protected. 14
Target 15 By 2020, restoration of biodiversity hotspots in Antigua and Barbuda thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification. 15
Target 16 By 2015, national legislation consistent with the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization is in force and operational. 16
Target 17 By 2020, Antigua and Barbuda has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated NBSAP (this current document). 17
Target 18 The Formal integration of local communities into the co- management process of Biodiversity in country by 2020. 18
Target 19 By 2020, implementation of a knowledge management system for biodiversity within Antigua and Barbuda. 19
Target 20 The capacity of governmental natural resources management institutions as well as non-governmental organizations, to support the objectives and achieve the overall aim of the NBSAP is strengthened by 2020. 20