Country Profiles

Ethiopia - 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, awareness of public and decision makers on the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services is raised, and the steps they can take to conserve and use them sustainably is improved. 1, 2, 4, 19
Target 2 By 2020, the existing biodiversity related laws, regulations and strategies, including those associated with incentives are reviewed and gaps are addressed. 3
Target 3 By 2020, biodiversity values and ecosystem services are communicated and integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and plans. 1, 2, 19
Target 4 By 2020, habitat conversion due to expansion of agricultural land is halved from the existing rate of about 10% per year. 5, 7
Target 5 By 2020, unsustainable utilization of biodiversity and ecosystem services are reduced. 6, 7, 8
Target 6 By 2020, the area invaded by invasive speices is reduced by 75% and measures are in place to regulate and monitor invasive species, including newly emerging ones. 9
Target 7 By 2020, area coverage of ecologically representative and effectively managed PAs is increased from 14% to 20%. 11
Target 8 By 2020, ex situ conservation of agro-biodiversity, wild plants, animals and microbes; with special emphasis on endemic, endangered, economically or ecologically important species and breeds is increased and standards of the existing ex situ conservation are improved. 12, 13
Target 9 By 2020, in situ conservation sites for important species and breeds are increased and the standards of the existing in situ conservation are improved. 12, 13
Target 10 By 2020, the contribution of biodiversity and ecosystem services, including climate change adaptation and mitigation, is improved through increasing forest cover from 15% to 20% of the country, increased designated total area of wetlands from 4.5% to 9.0% and doubling the areas of restored degraded lands. 12, 14, 15
Target 11 By 2020, the number of genetic materials accessed for research and development, and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use are increased by 24% and 39%, respectively. 16
Target 12 By 2020, Women’s access to and control over biodiversity resources and ecosystem services are improved. 14
Target 13 By 2018, benefits from biodiversity are increased through value addition to at least 12 agro-biodiversity species and products, and creating market linkages for five species of medicinal plants; taking into account the needs of women and local communities. 16, 19
Target 14 By 2020, stakeholders’ integration, including the participation of local communities in biodiversity conservation and sustainable utilization is strengthened. 14, 18
Target 15 By 2017, national biodiversity information system is strengthened, information dissemination strategy is devised and Clearing House Mechanism is updated. 2, 18, 19
Target 16 By 2020, knowledge and innovations related to biodiversity values, ecosystem functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss are generated, reviewed, compiled and applied. 19
Target 17 By 2020, community knowledge, innovations and practices of local communities related to biodiversity are documented, subject to the national legislation, and relevant international obligations, and integrated into the national development strategies with the full and effective participation of local communities. 18, 19
Target 18 By 2020, mobilization of financial resources from internal and external sources required for effective implementation of the strategy is increased substantially. 20