National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)


To date, in accordance with Article 6 of the Convention, 190 of 196 (97%) Parties have developed at least one NBSAP. More »

Aichi Biodiversity Target 17

By 2015, each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.

Since COP-10, 168 Parties have submitted NBSAPs: 144 Parties submitted revised versions (among these, 2 Parties completed their revisions prior to COP-10 however with consideration given to the draft Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and are therefore included in this number); 15 Parties submitted their first NBSAPs; 2 Parties submitted both their first NBSAP and a revised version; 2 Parties submitted two revised versions; 1 Party submitted an Action Plan to 2020 for enhancing implementation of its Strategy adopted before COP-10; 1 Party submitted an Action Plan to 2028, as an addendum to the NBSAP prepared before 2010 which remains current and conforms with the Aichi Targets and will also be implemented to 2028; 2 Parties submitted addendums to their NBSAPs prepared before 2010 which contain national targets mapped to the Aichi Targets; and 1 Party submitted a first NBSAP developed in 2010 prior to COP-10.

These NBSAPs reflect varying degrees of compliance with the Nagoya outcomes.

  • Parties whose post-2010 NBSAP takes the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) into account: 155

  • Parties whose post-2010 NBSAP does not take the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity (2011-2020) into account: 13

  • Parties who have not yet submitted a post-2010 NBSAP: 22

  • Parties that have not yet submitted an NBSAP: 6


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NBSAP Status


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COP-14 decisions containing requests on NBSAPs

Law and National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (2018)

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NBSAPs: Natural Catalysts for Accelerating Action on SDGs (UNDP, 2016)

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Summarizing progress towards the achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets