Country Profiles

Georgia - 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
National Target A.1. By 2020, at least 50% of the population of Georgia is informed about biodiversity; this segment of the populace is aware of the value biodiversity provides to society and the economy, knows about the ways it is threatened, and is acquainted with the steps necessary to mitigate those threats 1
National Target A.2. By 2020, significantly more people, especially local populations, are interested and effectively taking part in decision making processes that contribute both to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and to biosafety 1
National Target A.3. By 2020, sustainable use and the economic values of biodiversity and ecosystems are integrated into legislation, national accounting, rural development, agriculture, poverty reduction and other relevant strategies; positive economic incentives have been put in place and incentives harmful to biodiversity have been eliminated or reformed 2, 3
National Target A.4. By 2020, an effective and fully functional national biosafety system has been put in place ensuring adequate protection of the country’s biodiversity from any potential negative impact from living modified organisms 1, 7
National Target B.1. By 2020, negative factors directly affecting threatened natural habitats have been significantly reduced through the sustainable management of at least 60% of these habitats, including at least 60% of forests, 80% of wetlands and 70% of grasslands. 5
National Target B.2. By 2020, alien invasive species have been assessed with regard to their status and impact; their pathways have been evaluated and identified, and measures are in place to prevent their introduction and establishment through the management ofthese pathways; no new alien species have been recorded 9
National Target B.3. By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem functioning and biodiversity 8
National Target B.4. By 2020, the management of agricultural ecosystems and natural grasslands is improved 7, 14, 15
National Target B.5. By 2020, the impact of fisheries on stock, species and ecosystems is within safe ecological limits 6
National Target B.6. By 2020, a national system of sustainable hunting is in place which ensures the viability of game species
National Target C.1. By 2020, the status of biodiversity has been assessed through the improvement of scientific and baseline knowledge and the establishment of an effective monitoring system 12
National Target C.2. By 2020, the status of species - including 75% of “Red List” species - has been considerably improved through effective conservation measures and sustainable use 12
National Target C.3. By 2020, forest biodiversity is safeguarded through sustainable management policies and practices 11
National Target C.4. By 2020, at least 12% of the country’s terrestrial and inland water areas and 2.5 % of marine areas are covered by protected areas; areas of particular importance for ecosystem services are effectively and equitably managed via an ecologically representative system and other effective conservation measures; development of the protected areas network and its integration into the wider landscape and seascapes is ongoing 5, 11, 14, 15, 18
National Target C.5. By 2020, the genetic diversity of farmed and domesticated animals, cultivated plants and of their wild relatives, including other socioeconomically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained; strategies have been developed and implemented for safeguarding their genetic diversity 13
National Target C.6. By 2020, the pressure of human activities on the Black Sea and inland waters has decreased; the integrity and functioning of the aquatic ecosystem are preserved
National Target D.1. By 2015, the Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (the Nagoya Protocol) and the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA) have been ratified and implemented 16
National Target D.2. By 2020, the impact of climate change on biodiversity is evaluated; ecosystems resilience has been enhanced through relevant environmental policies and activities 15
National Target E.1. By 2020, knowledge has been enhanced on the values, functioning, status and trends of biodiversity and the consequences of its loss; the corresponding science base has been improved 19
National Target E.2. By 2020, teaching on biodiversity issues is improved in all stages of formal and non-formal education; continuous teaching of biodiversity is ensured and all necessary resources are available 19
National Target E.3. By 2020, the interest and traditional knowledge of local people in biodiversity conservation and use are integrated into the legislation and strategies 18