Country Profiles

Gambia - 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, 50% of The Gambia’s populations are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. 1
Target 2 By 2020, biodiversity values are integrated 100% into national and local development and poverty reduction planning processes and national accounts. 2
Target 3 By 2020, all forms of pollution from water and land-based activities are brought to levels that are non-detrimental to ecosystem functions. 3
Target 4 By 2020, 50 % Governments, business and stakeholders have plans for sustainable production and consumption and keep the impacts of resource use within safe ecological limits. 4
Target 5 By 2020, the rate of biodiversity loss, including forest fragmentation and land degradation is considerably reduced by 50%. 5
Target 6 By 2020, 60% of areas that are suitable for spawning and nursery grounds are protected, while the use of wrong fishing gears reduced by 40%. 6
Target 7 By 2020, 50% of areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity. 7
Target 8 By 2020, 50% of pollution, including waste and agro and industrial chemical has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function. 8
Target 9 By 2020, reduced occurrence and prevent introduction of invasive species by 50%. 9
Target 10 By 2020, maintain integrity and functioning of vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change minimized at least 20%. 10
Target 11 By 2020, at least 5% of terrestrial and inland water, and 10% of coastal and marine areas are conserved through systems of protected areas. 11
Target 12 By 2020, 35% of known threatened and rare species have been prevented from extinction and 50% extinct species reintroduced or restocked. 12
Target 13 By 2020, 35% of the genetic diversity of cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives is maintained. 13
Target 14 By 2020, poverty would be reduced by 10% of protected area dependent communities to reduce pressure on natural resources significantly. 14
Target 15 By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 50 per cent of degraded ecosystems. 15
Target 16 By 2020, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefits Sharing is in force and operational.
Target 17 By 2016, The Gambia would have adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated NBSAP. 17
Target 18 By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities and their customary use, are respected. 18
Target 19 By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the understanding of consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied. 19
Target 20 By 2020, the mobilization of financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 from all sources, should increase substantially by 35%. 20