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Cameroon - 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 least 80% of the population are aware of the importance of biodiversity with an increased knowledge on the link and impact of human activities on the major ecosystems. 1
Target 2 By 2020, significant increase in the contribution of scientifically-based information into biodiversity decision making processes and management interventions. 1, 19
Target 3 By 2020, all forms of pollution from water and land-based activities are brought to levels that are nondetrimental to ecosystem functions. 8
Target 4 By 2020, an ecologically sustainable system of production and consumption is established based on sustainable practices with appropriate investments. 4, 7
Target 5 By 2020, Biodiversity-related laws and regulations are strengthened and made coherent in order to avoid conflicting uses and combat illegal practices. 2, 17
Target 6 By 2020, the rate of degradation and fragmentation of ecosystems and the loss in habitats is significantly reduced at least by half. 5
Target 7 By 2020, endemic and threatened species of flora and fauna should be sustainably managed. 4, 6, 9, 12
Target 8 By 2020, re-establish and/or recover local extinct species in-situ and ex-situ and maintain a level of conservation that ensures long term sustainability. 11
Target 9 By 2020, degraded ecosystems/habitats should be rehabilitated to re-establish and/or recover lost species and maintained at a level of conservation that ensures long-term sustainability. 5, 14, 15
Target 10 By 2020, the negative impacts of Climate Change and Climate Variation on ecosystems and human well-being are significantly reduced through ecosystem-based climate change adaptation measures. 5, 14, 15
Target 11 By 2020, at least 30% of the national territory, taking into consideration “ecosystem representativeness” is under effectively and equitably managed protected areas. 5, 11
Target 12 By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants, domesticated animals, and their threatened wild relatives, including culturally valuable species, should be maintained and valorised. 13
Target 13 By 2020, community-based biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management approaches should be promoted. 7, 11
Target 14 By 2020, the development and implementation of a comprehensive program for the valuation of biodiversity should have been realised and payments for ecosystem services and goods imputed into the national budget for use in promoting sustainable biological and genetic resources programmes. 2
Target 15 By 2020, the establishment and implementation of mechanisms for the payments for ecosystem services, including carbon stocks, should generate increased revenue. 14, 15
Target 16 By 2020, the sharing of benefits from payments for the sustainable utilisation of biodiversity, genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge should increase incomes of local communities. 16, 18
Target 17 By 2020, biodiversity-related coordination mechanisms should be fully functional and strengthened. 17
Target 18 By 2020, key production sectors and decentralised local authorities should have developed sector or region-specific biodiversity targets, linked to the national targets. 2, 17, 18
Target 19 By 2020, the capacity of key actors should be built and gender mainstreaming carried out for the effective implementation of the biodiversity targets. 2, 14, 19
Target 20 By 2018, partnership support and funding of biodiversity programs should have increased. 20
E-Target 1 By 2020, all sources of coastal and marine pollution should be effectively controlled to reduce pollution and mitigate its impact on the ecosystem. 8
E-Target 2 By 2020, mangrove forest and associated coastal forest degradation and loss should have been significantly reduced. 5, 11
E-Target 3 By 2020, Coastal Erosion should be greatly reduced and eroded coastal beaches rehabilitated. 5
E-Target 4 Develop and/or intensify integrated action frameworks on all activities (mining, industrial logging, smallholder agriculture, and illegal logging) that impact on forest biodiversity conservation, Protected Areas management in a manner that enhances local governance. 5, 7, 11
E-Target 5 By 2020, bushfire incidence should be reduced by at least 30%. 4, 7
E-Target 6 By 2020, the use of alternative energy should have increased and significantly reduced pressure on fuel wood. 4
E-Target 7 By 2020, at least 50% of grazer populations have developed the capacity to reduce overgrazing. 4, 18
E-Target 8 By 2020, increase by 20% and strengthen Community-Based Biodiversity Conservation and Management initiatives for endangered montane species. 7, 11, 12
E-Target 9 By 2020, at least 25% of sites degraded by droughts or floods are rehabilitatedwithin the semi-arid ecosystem. 5, 14
E-Target 10 By 2020, wetlands of great significance should be under management plans and at least 10% of degraded fresh water catchment areas and riparian zones restored and protected. 5, 14