Country Profiles

Saint Lucia - 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
GOAL 1 To internalize and integrate biodiversity values into decision making and national accounting to stimulate/advance national development. A, E
1.1 All relevant sectors and publics (communities, schools, judiciary, politicians, businesses, resource users, financial institutions, etc.) are well aware of biodiversity including goods and services, and how it can be sustainably managed to derive benefits.
1.2 The NBSAP’s rationale, objectives and insights of values of nature are well embedded into other policy areas and sectors and plans to enable the contribution of biological resources to national socio-economic development.
1.3 Improved legal and fiscal measures to support more effective biodiversity management are identified, implemented and enforced.
1.4 Mechanisms and measures for cooperation are formalised, and harmonised plans and activities across sectors, agencies and stakeholders are in place for sustainable production and consumption, and ensuring that the impacts of use of resources are well within ecological limits.
1.5 Traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are integrated into relevant decision making processes such as national and sectoral plans, programmes, policies with full and effective participation of local comm unities at all relevant levels.
GOAL 2 To generate benefits for all citizens from biodiversity and ecosystem services for improved human well being. D
2.1 Critical ecosystems that contribute to water, sanitation and livelihoods for improved social welfare, particularly health, poverty reduction and well-being, especially of women, youth and other vulnerable groups are being restored and safeguarded.
2.2 Ecosystem resilience is enhanced through synergistic collaboration in the implementation of multilateral agreements (MEAs) and other relevant fiscal measures including PES/CES and the reform of perverse incentives.
2.3 By 2015, appropriate systems to operationalize the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization, for all citizens, especially for women, youth and other vulnerable groups are established and functional.
GOAL 3 To encourage and effect sustainable management and use of biodiversity and genetic resources. B, C
3.1 The rate of natural habitat loss is reduced and degradation and fragmentation, especially of forest, land and water is minimised.
3.2 Overfishing is minimised through the use of sustainable management and harvesting practices
Current and potential adverse impacts of climate change on threatened stocks, depleted species and vulnerable terrestrial, marine and fisheries ecosystems are reversed through ecosystem based approaches.
3.3 Pollution from excessive use of fertilisers and harmful chemicals is reduced to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity loss.
3.4 A Systems plan for Protected Areas for the conservation of important terrestrial and inland water, coastal and marine biodiversity and ecosystem services is formally established and designated PAs effectively and equitably managed and integrated into other area-based (landscapes and seascapes) conservation measures. At least 15% of terrestrial and inland water and 10% of coastal and marine areas are conserved.
3.5 Agriculture, fisheries including aquaculture and forestry biological resources are conserved, restored and sustainably managed and the GMOs/Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) are effectively managed to minimise genetic erosion and safeguard genetic diversity.
GMOs/LMOs are effectively managed to minimise genetic erosion and safeguard genetic diversity.
3.6 Appropriate systems and mechanisms for prevention and management of priority invasive alien species are strengthened and operationalised.
GOAL 4 To engender behavioural change through knowledge management and capacity building for sustained implementation. A, E
4.1 The updated NBSAP is endorsed by cabinet and systems are in place and operational for effective implementation using participatory and collaborative approaches.
4.2 Data management systems for biodiversity management are improved, particularly with regard to systems for data gathering and widespread dissemination. The International Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is engaged by the country to help monitor and assess the conservation of its biological resources.
4.3 The National Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) is made operational and functional as the means for development of systems for policy, scientific and technological knowledge sharing, transfer, and application for effective management of biodiversity.
4.4 Appropriate systems and measures for the documentation and protection of traditional knowledge, practices and innovations related to biological resources are in place and subject to national legislation for societal use.
4.5 Mobilisation of sustainable financial resources for effective implementation of the NBSAP activities and overall biodiversity management, in accordance with the agreed processes in the Strategy for Resource Mobilisation in the updated NBSAP.