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Ireland - 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
OBJECTIVE 1 Mainstream biodiversity into decision-making across all sectors 1, 2, 3, 4, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19
Target 1.1 Shared responsibility for the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of its components is fully recognised, and acted upon, by all sectors
Target 1.2 Strengthened legislation in support of tackling biodiversity loss in Ireland
OBJECTIVE 2 Strengthen the knowledge base for conservation, management, and sustainable use of biodiversity 1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 19
Target 2.1 Knowledge of biodiversity and ecosystem services has substantially advanced our ability to ensure conservation, effective management, and sustainable use by 2021
OBJECTIVE 3 Increase awareness and appreciation of biodiversity and ecosystem services 1, 2, 4, 19
Target 3.1 Enhanced appreciation of the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services amongst policy makers, businesses, stakeholders, local communities, and the general public
OBJECTIVE 4 Conserve and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services in the wider countryside 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20
Target 4.1 Optimised opportunities under agriculture and rural development, forestry and other relevant policies to benefit biodiversity
Target 4.2 Principal pollutant pressures on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity substantially reduced by 2020
Target 4.3 Optimised benefits for biodiversity in Flood Risk Management Planning and drainage schemes
Target 4.4 Harmful invasive alien species are controlled and there is reduced risk of introduction and/or spread of new species
Target 4.5 Improved enforcement of wildlife law
OBJECITVE 5 Conserve and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services in the marine environment 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19
Target 5.1 Progress made towards good ecological and environmental status of marine wa ters over the lifetime of this Plan
Target 5.2 Fish stock levels maintained or restored to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield, where possible, no later than 2020
OBJECTIVE 6 Expand and improve management of protected areas and species 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20
Target 6.1 Natura 2000 network designated and under effective conserva tion management by 2020
Target 6.2 Sufficiency, coherence, connectivity, and resilience of the protected areas network substantially enhanced by 2020
Target 6.3 No protected species in worsening status by 2020; majority species in, or moving towards, favourable status by 2020
OBJECTIVE 7 Strengthen international governance for biodiversity and ecosystem services 1, 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 19
Target 7.1 Strengthened support for biodiversity and ecosystem services in external assistance
Target 7.2 Enhanced contribution to international governance for biodiversity and ecosystem services
Target 7.3 Enhanced cooperation with Northern Ireland on common issues
Target 7.4 Reduction in the impact of Irish trade on global biodiversity and ecosystem services