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Saint Kitts and Nevis - 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, an increased percentage of Kittitians and Nevisians are aware of the values of biodiversity, and understand the steps they can take to conserve and use biodiversity sustainably. 1, 14, 19
Target 2 By 2020, St. Kitts and Nevis would have completed an evaluation of its biodiversity resources. 2, 14
Target 3 By 2020, the Ministry of Sustainable Development will have an increased role in the granting of incentives to activities based on biodiversity related sustainability principles. 3
Target 4 By 2020, fish and invertebrate stocks and aquatic plants are managed, harvested sustainably and the Marine Management Area has been formally declared. 6, 9, 10
Target 5 By 2020, areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity. 7, 11
Target 6 By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity and appropriate Waste Management Plans are developed. 8
Target 7 By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction. 9
Target 8 By 2020, the anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs and other vulnerable coastal ecosystems impacted by climate change are minimized. 10
Target 9 By 2020, at least one marine and one additional terrestrial area will be formally declared and appropriate management plans are operationalized. 11
Target 10 By 2016, St. Kitts and Nevis would have signed on to the Nagoya Protocol on ‘Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization’. 16, 19
Target 11 By 2015, the revised National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) has been completed and adopted as a policy instrument and is been implemented with broad sectoral participation. 17
Target 12 By 2015, the financial resources for supporting the revised NBSAP implementation have been identified including direct budgetary allocations. 20