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Gambia - National Targets

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The national targets (or equivalent) presented in this database are taken from the NBSAPs received since COP-10. 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 Aichi Target(s)
Target 1 By 2020, 50% of Gambia’s population are aware of the values of biodiversity.
Target 2 By 2020, biodiversity values are integrated 100% into national and local development and poverty reduction planning processes and national accounts.
Target 3 By 2020, 50 % Governments, business and stakeholders have plans for sustainable production and consumption and keep the impacts of resource use within safe ecological limits
Target 4 By 2020, the rate of biodiversity loss, forest fragmentation and land degradation is reduced by 50%.
Target 5 By 2020, 60% of all fisheries stock within spawning areas are protected, while the use of wrong gears regulated 40%.
Target 6 By 2020, 50% of areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
Target 7 By 2020, 50% of pollution, including waste and agro and industrial chemical has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function.
Target 8 By 2020, reduced occurrence and introduction of invasive species by 50%.
Target 9 By 2020, communities dwelling in flood prone and watershed areas are reduced by 50%.
Target 10 By 2020, all vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change minimized at least 20%.
Target 11 By 2020, at least 5 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 15 percent of coastal and marine areas are conserved through systems of protected areas.
Target 12 By 2020, 35% of known threatened and rare species has been prevented from extinction and 50% extinct species reintroduced or restocked.
Target 13 By 2020, 35% of the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives is maintained.
Target 14 By 2020, poverty would be reduced by 10% of poverty driven communities to reduce pressure on natural resources significantly.
Target 15 By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 50 per cent of degraded ecosystems.
Target 16 By 2020, the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefits Sharing is in force and operational.
Target 17 By 2015, The Gambia would have adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated NBSAP.
Target 18 By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities and their customary use, are respected.
Target 19 By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the understanding of consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.
Target 20 By 2020, the mobilization of financial resources for effectively implementing the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 from all sources, should increase substantially by 35%.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme