Country Profiles

Palau - 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 By 2020, the Palau Protected Areas Network is adequately funded, effectively managed and includes representative areas of all ecosystems and habitats in Palau
Objective 1.1 Identify through scientific and traditional knowledge all areas that should be protected and managed to satisfy biodiversity conservation and resource management objectives
Objective 1.2 Develop and implement appropriate resource and socio-economic monitoring and evaluation protocols for protected areas
Objective 1.3 Develop and implement National PAN Management Strategy and Action Plan
Objective 1.4 Target three remaining states without PAN sites to nominate candidate PAN sites so that all 16 states are represented in PAN
Objective 1.5 Develop and implement capacity building program for PAN management support for improving coordination at site, state and national levels
Objective 1.6 Develop and implement outreach activities for PAN, and develop mechanisms to allow for citizen input into PAN management activities and decision making (citizen science measures). States and local communities are measurably more aware and involved in PAN and are active in management and monitoring processes
Objective 1.7 Review, plan, program and monitor PAN sustainable financing. PAN sustainable Financing needs reviewed, planned and programmed and monitored in implementation
Objective 1.8 Palau closer to meeting Micronesia Challenge 2020 target goal (20% terrestrial and 30% marine effectively managed PA’s)
GOAL 2 Maintain healthy populations of key species and their habitats
Objective 2.1 Develop a comprehensive inventory of species to identify and prioritize their importance and status
Objective 2.2 Assess conservation needs of high priority species (i.e. Corals, fish, edible macro invertebrates, bats, birds, plant species)
Objective 2.3 Develop appropriate and specific management strategies for high priority species
GOAL 3 Protect Palau’s biological diversity from negative impacts of invasive species and Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) through prevention, mitigation, and management
Objective 3.1 Provide a framework and capacity for ongoing prevention and management of invasive species
Objective 3.2 Palau’s National Invasive Species Strategic Action Plan (NISSAP) is effectively resourced and implemented so that the introduction and establishment of invasive species is prevented and the impacts of existing invasive species in Palau is reduced
Objective 3.3 Establish a national framework to manage LMO’s in accordance with the Cartagena Protocol
Objective 3.4 All sectors of Palauan society will support and comply with the appropriate management of invasive species and LMO’s
GOAL 4 Integrate biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services into Palau's sustainable development goals
Objective 4.1 Develop, adopt, and implement a national access and benefits sharing framework for biological resource research and use
Objective 4.2 Improve decision-making related to ecosystem management through the systematic use of environmental assessment tools and other scientific processes
Objective 4.3 Address the gaps in policies, laws and regulations to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem services into Palau's development objectives
GOAL 5 Establish an enabling framework to support sustainable biodiversity use and biodiversity based livelihoods
Objective 5.1 Establish guidelines and standards to ensure sustainable tourism actions at the national and state levels
Objective 5.2 Establish guidelines and standards to ensure sustainable aquaculture, agriculture and forestry development and management
Objective 5.3 Establish sustainable management frameworks for fisheries at the local and national levels
Objective 5.4 Establish guidelines for the sustainable utilization of terrestrial wildlife and plants (hunting, harvesting, marketing, etc.)
GOAL 6 To conserve and sustainably manage Palau’s agro-biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations
Objective 6.1 Develop a comprehensive inventory of Palau’s agro-biodiversity to identify and prioritize species and varietal importance and status
Objective 6.2 Sustainably manage and conserve Palau’s agro-biodiversity
GOAL 7 Biodiversity conservation and sustainable resource use is integrated into all aspects of government and community planning, development and operations
Objective 7.1 Increase biodiversity awareness and public participation in the environmental decision making process
Objective 7.2 Successfully integrate biodiversity education into curriculum at all levels through the Ministry of Education
Objective 7.3 Strengthen conservation capacity of residents and communities in Palau
Objective 7.4 Strengthen conservation capacity of government and civil society organizations in Palau
Objective 7.5 Strengthen local capacity to participate effectively in regional and international conventions and organizations that relate to biodiversity conservation