Country Profiles

Namibia - 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 1.1 By 2020, at least 75 per cent of surveyed key target groups know the meaning of biodiversity and can identify important reasons for biodiversity 1
Target 1.2 By 2018, biodiversity values and prioritized ecosystem services are quantified, monitored and mainstreamed to support national and sectoral policy-making, planning, budgeting and decision-making frameworks 2
Target 1.3 By 2018, selected incentives for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use are in place and applied, and the most harmful subsidies are identified and their phase out is initiated 3
Target 2.1 By 2022, the rate of loss and degradation of natural habitats outside protected areas serving as ecological corridors or containing key biodiversity areas or providing important ecosystem services is minimized through integrated land use planning 5
Target 2.2 By 2022, all living marine and aquatic resources are managed sustainably and guided by the ecosystem approach 6
Target 2.3 By 2022, Principles of sound rangeland and sustainable forest management, and good environmental practices in agriculture are applied on at least 50 per cent of all relevant areas 7
Target 2.4 By 2022, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to biodiversity and ecosystem health and functioning 8
Target 2.5 By 2015, National review of invasive alien species in Namibia from 2004 is updated (including identification of pathways), and by 2018 priority measures are in place to control and manage their impact 9
Target 2.6 By 2016, ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change and their anthropogenic pressures are identified, and by 2018 appropriate adaptation measures are developed and implemented in priority areas 10
Target 3.1 By 2018, existing terrestrial protected areas (national parks) are conserved, effectively and equitably managed, within an ecologically representative and well-connected system, and by 2020, coastal and marine areas, of particular importance to biodiversity and ecosystem services are identified and measures for their protection initiated 11
Target 3.2 By 2016, threatened and vulnerable species lists are updated and measures implemented by 2019 to improve their conservation status 12
Target 3.3 By 2020, Genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed animals is maintained and enhanced 13
Target 4.1 By 2022, ecosystems that provide essential services and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being are safeguarded, and restoration programmes have been initiated for degraded ecosystems covering at least 15 per cent of the priority areas 14
Target 4.2 By 2015, national legislation giving effect to the Nagoya Protocol is in force and by 2018, fully operational to ensure that benefits are fair and equitably shared from the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity 16
Target 5.1 By 2020, Traditional knowledge and the innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are recognised, respected and promoted 18
Target 5.2 By 2022, knowledge, science base and technologies relating to biodiversity and ecosystem management are improved and made relevant to political decision- makers 19
Target 5.3 By 2022, mobilization of financial resources from all sources has been increased compared to the period 2008-2012 to allow for the effective implementation of this strategy and action plan. 20