Country Profiles

Mauritius - 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 1 By 2025, the diverse set of key biodiversity values of priority areas / taxa and steps to conserve and use them sustainably have been assessed and are being monitored in an integrated manner for awareness raising and fully‐informed decision making (contribution to Aichi Target 1); 1
National Target 2 By 2025, practical pathways are identified and various tools help integrate the diverse set of biodiversity values in public and private policy, decision‐making, planning, production, accounting and reporting processes (contribution to Aichi Target 2); 2
National Target 3 By 2025, the incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity across all sectors have been assessed and practical pathways for incentives to reward pro‐biodiversity practices and outcomes by all stakeholders, including the private sector, are being implemented (contribution to Aichi Target 3); 3
National Target 4 By 2025, sectoral biodiversity mainstreaming plans in key economic sectors, in partnership with the target stakeholders, start to be implemented, based (a) on recreating resilient ecosystems and their capacity to supply a wide variety of ecosystem services and (b) on adopting no net loss and (ideally) net gains of biodiversity values as guiding principles in all new development projects (contribution to Aichi Target 4). 4
National Target 5 By 2025, the loss of natural habitats is halted and ecological integrity of significant areas of degraded and fragmented habitats is restored, focusing on an expanded PAN and ESA (contribution to Aichi Target 5); 5
National Target 6 By 2025, the sustainable management, harvesting and / or recovery of priority marine and freshwater resources is achieved (contribution to Aichi Target 6); 6
National Target 7 By 2025, a pro‐active policy framework, with incentives for pro‐biodiversity practices and disincentives for harmful practices, to offset the opportunity costs (e.g. training, certification costs, loss of productivity) for shifting towards biodiversity friendly production systems, is developed and implemented (contribution to Aichi Target 7); 7
National Target 8 By 2025, a pro‐biodiversity pollution minimisation strategy, focusing on the restoration of freshwater systems (from mountains / catchment to sea) and on reducing water use and emissions, including nutriments, is set up and implemented across sectors (contribution to Aichi Target 8); 8
National Target 9 By 2025, the NIASSAP is revised and fully implemented through adequate financial and human resources commensurate to the existing challenges and the impacts caused by IAS are minimised (contribution to Aichi Target 9); 9
National Target 10 By 2025, at least 20% of degraded coral reef areas are sustainably managed and / or rehabilitated (contribution to Aichi Target 10). 10
National Target 11 By 2025, at least 16 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are conserved through effectively and equitably managed, ecologically representative and well connected systems of protected areas and other effective area‐based conservation measures, and integrated into the wider landscapes and seascapes (contribution to Aichi Target 11); 11
National Target 12 By 2020, the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained (contribution to Aichi Target 12); 12
National Target 13 By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants, farmed and domesticated animals and of wild crop relatives, including other socio‐economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimising genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity (contribution to Aichi Target 13). 13
National Target 14 By 2025, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health and well‐being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable (contribution to Aichi Target 14); 14
National Target 15 By 2025, steps for enhancing ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks are undertaken, focusing on conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation (contribution to Aichi Target 15); 15
National Target 16 By 2020, a legal framework for implementing the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilisation is adopted, and by 2025 best practice case studies are showcased (contribution to Aichi Target 16). 16
National Target 17 By 2020, the NBSAP is adopted and mainstreamed in all relevant policies and legislations and is fully funded, monitored and implemented to achieve the Aichi Targets (contribution to Aichi Target 17); 17
National Target 19 By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied (contribution to Aichi Target 19); 19
National Target 20 By 2017, a financial resources mobilisation strategy and action plan is adopted, targeting all potential public and private sources, leading to substantial increases in biodiversity funding available to implement the NBSAP (contribution to Aichi Target 20). 20