Country Profiles

Zimbabwe - 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, at least 75% of the population is aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. A
Target 2 By 2020, biodiversity has been mainstreamed into all seven sectors (mining, agriculture, health, manufacturing, transport, energy and tourism) and incorporated into national accounting and reporting systems. A
Target 3 By 2020, the rate of loss of natural habitats, including forests, has been reduced by at least 50%. B
Target 4 By 2020, ecosystem-based approaches to aquatic resources management are being applied on Lake Kariba and other water bodies so as to avoid overfishing, to enable the recovery of fish stocks, and to reduce loss of indigenous species. B
Target 5 By 2020, 60% of areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are being managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity and sustainable land use. B
Target 6 By 2020, integrated pollution prevention and control strategies are in place to reduce detrimental effects to ecosystem functioning and biodiversity. B
Target 7 By 2020, the threats to biodiversity from Invasive alien species have been assessed and measures put in place to control and manage their impact. B
Target 8 By 2020, adaptation and mitigation strategies are being implemented to reduce the impact of climate change on vulnerable ecosystems and communities. B
Target 9 By 2020, at least 28% of Zimbabwe’s terrestrial and inland water under protection is being maintained and conserved, and protected area connectivity is being enhanced through integrated resource management. C
Target 10 By 2020, the loss of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained. C
Target 11 By 2020, strategies have been developed and implemented to conserve and maintain cultivated, farmed and domesticated genetic resources and their wild relatives, including other socio-economically and culturally valuable species. C
Target 12 By 2020, policies and strategies are being implemented to maintain and restore ecosystem integrity and reduce ecosystems degradation to enhance the livelihoods and wellbeing of all Zimbabweans, especially those of women, indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable. D
Target 13 By 2020, desertification is being combated and ecosystem resilience enhanced through conservation and restoration of degraded ecosystems. D
Target 14 By 2020, the Nagoya Protocol on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization has been acceded to and domesticated. D
Target 15 By 2015, the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) has been updated and adopted as a policy instrument and implementation has begun. E
Target 16 By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are being respected, integrated and reflected in the implementation of the NBSAP with their full and effective participation at all relevant levels. E
Target 17 By 2020, science, technology and innovation relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends and the consequences of its loss have been strengthened, improved, widely shared, transferred and applied. E
Target 18 By 2020, mechanisms for resource mobilization and accounting have been established and financial resources from national budgets and other sources for the implementation of the NBSAP increased from current levels. E