Country Profiles

Nigeria - 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, 30% of Nigeria’s population is aware of the importance of biodiversity to the ecology and economy of the country. 1
Target 2 By 2020, a comprehensive programme for the valuation of biodiversity is developed and implemented, and payments for ecosystem services (PES) and goods are mainstreamed into the national budget. 1
Target 3 By 2020, adoption of a national ecosystem-based spatial planning process and plans, promoting the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services to sustain development. 5, 6, 7
Target 4 By 2020, up to 15% of the areas of degraded ecosystems in Nigeria are under programmes for restoration and sustainable management. 5, 14, 15
Target 5 By 2020, six (6) management plans are implemented for habitats of endemic and threatened plants and animals, including sites for migratory species. 4, 6, 9, 12
Target 6 By 2020, at least 10% of Nigeria’s national territory is sustainably managed in conservation areas at varied levels of authority, with representation of all ecosystem types. 5, 11
Target 7 By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants, domesticated animals and their threatened wild relatives, including culturally valuable species, are documented, maintained and valorised in two key institutions in Nigeria. 13
Target 8 By 2020, at least 60% of identified pollution sources, including those from extractive industries and agricultural inputs, are brought under control and guidelines are put in place to mitigate their effects on ecosystems. 8
Target 9 By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized and priority species controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways in the six ecological zones. 9
Target 10 By 2015, the Nigerian NBSAP has been fully revised and adopted by government as a policy instrument, and its implementation commenced in a participatory manner. 2, 17
Target 11 By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the fair and equitable sharing of Benefits Arising from their utilization is acceded to and its implementation through a national regime on ABS commenced. 16
Target 12 By 2020, community participation in project design and management of key ecosystems is enhanced in one (1) each of the six (6) ecological zones. 1, 7, 11
Target 13 By 2020, national-based funding for biodiversity is increased by 25%, with effective international partnership support. 20
Target 14 By 2020, the capacity of key actors is built and gender mainstreaming carried out for the achievement of Nigeria’s biodiversity targets. 2, 14, 19