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Zambia - 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, Zambians, especially local communities, are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.
Target 2 By 2020, biodiversity values have been integrated into the Seventh National Development Plan (SeNDP), provincial and district development plans and planning processes as well as reporting systems are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate.
Target 3 By 2019, selected incentives for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use are in place and applied, and the most harmful subsidies are identified and their gradual phase-out is initiated.
Target 4 By 2020, baselines for sustainable production and utilization of fisheries, forests and wildlife are established and updated.
Target 5 By 2020, the deforestation rate in Zambia is reduced by at least 25%.
Target 6 By 2020, fisheries co-management regimes are established in 60% of all major fisheries.
Target 7 By 2025, areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry (forest reserves, parks, Game Management Areas, forest concessions, open areas) are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
Target 8 By 2020, pollution, including excess nutrients from industry (mining, agriculture, etc.), has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity.
Target 9 By 2020, invasive alien species (Mimosa pigra, Hyacinth, crayfish, and Lantana camara) and their spreading pathways are identified and prioritized, controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their spread and establishment.
Target 10 By 2020, Zambia’s Protected Area (PA) network is rationalized to achieve representativeness and ecological connectivity at landscape level.
Target 11 By 2022, the populations of threatened and endemic species and their protection status, has been improved and sustained.
Target 12 By 2025, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socioeconomically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity.
Target 13 By 2020, Zambia defines and enforces a generic national benefit sharing mechanism to genetic resources.
Target 14 By 2016, Zambia accedes to the Nagoya Protocol and by 2018 domestication of the Nagoya Protocol is commenced.
Target 15 By 2025, Zambia takes deliberate actions to protect critical ecosystems of the Zambezi, Kafue, Chambeshi, Bangweulu and Luangwa watersheds.
Target 16 By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are respected,fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention with the full and effective participation of local communities, at all relevant levels.
Target 17 By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.
Target 18 By 2025, Zambia mobilizes adequate internal and external financial resources compared to the period 1999 to 2014 for effective implementation of NBSAP2.