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Dominican Republic - 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 2016, an extensive national campaign is developed to educate the public about the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably, so that more people are aware of the importance of biodiversity and have changed their behaviour.
Target 2 By 2016, biodiversity values will be strengthened in national planning processes and budget allocations.
Target 3 By 2020, an updated analysis is available on incentives, including subsidies harmful to biodiversity, as is an action plan to achieve their reduction, reform, elimination.
Target 4 By 2016, a plan will be developed for achieving sustainable production and consumption and for managing the impacts of use of natural resources within safe ecological limits.
Target 5 By 2016, the rate of loss of natural habitats has been reduced by 25%, and degradation and fragmentation have been reduced.
Target 6 By 2016, the application of fisheries regulations is strengthened at the national level, particularly those related to threatened populations, species or ecosystems, including the application of the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries.
Target 7 By 2016, the development of sustainable agriculture, aquaculture and forestry is promoted for reducing pressure on biodiversity.
Target 8 By 2016, possess knowledge on the main sources of pollution, including nutrients detrimental to ecosystems, in regard to developing an action plan to reduce pollution to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.
Target 9 By 2016, the Program for Control of Invasive Alien Species, including dissemination of information and public education, is strengthened.
Target 10 By 2016, the main pressures on coral reefs and other vulnerable ecosystems affected by climate change or ocean acidification are identified, so that actions can be implemented towards their reduction.
Target 11 By 2016, the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP) is strengthened as a result of the implementation of SINAP's Master Plan (2010-2030).
Target 12 By 2016, an improvement in the conservation status of threatened species is achieved.
Target 13 By 2016, complete a national inventory on the genetic diversity of species of cultivated plants, farm animals and wild relatives, with the view to develop actions to safeguard the genetic diversity of other priority species of socioeconomic value, animal species and selected wild plants.
Target 14 By 2016, the connectivity between protected ecosystems and the level of local participation, taking into account the participation of women in management and derived benefits, have increased.
Target 15 By 2016, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks have increased, through conservation and restoration, including the restoration of degraded land, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.
Target 16 By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation is in force and operational, consistent with national legislation.
Target 17 By 2015, the National Strategy for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity and Action Plan, has been implemented with broad sectoral participation.
Target 18 By 2016, national initiatives using communities' traditional knowledge are identified, with the view to protecting this knowledge in accordance with national legislation and international obligations.
Target 19 By 2016, the need to strengthen scientific research and biodiversity technologies at the national level is promoted among available financial mechanisms and research institutions.
Target 20 By 2016, a national financing campaign for supporting NBSAP implementation, with a view to achieving the goals of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020), has been undertaken.