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Ireland - 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 Shared responsibility for the conservation of biodiversity and the sustainable use of its components is fully recognised, and acted upon, by all sectors
Target 2 Legislation in support of tackling biodiversity loss in Ireland strengthened
Target 3 Knowledge on biodiversity and ecosystem services has substantially advanced our ability to ensure conservation, effective management and sustainable use by 2016
Target 4 Enhanced appreciation of the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services amongst policy makers, stakeholders and the general public
Target 5 Optimize use of opportunities under agricultural, rural development and forest policy to benefit biodiversity
Target 6 Principal pollutant pressures on terrestrial and freshwater biodiversity substantially reduced by 2015
Target 7 Optimised Benefits for biodiversity in Flood Risk Management Planning
Target 8 Harmful invasive alien species are controlled and there is reduced risk of spread of new species
Target 9 Effective hedgerow and scrub management ensured by 2016
Target 10 Continued rehabilitation or restoration of biodiversity elements
Target 11 Improved enforcement of Wildlife Law
Target 12 Monitoring to provide adequate data flow for reporting on biodiversity by 2016
Target 13 Substantial progress made towards “good ecological status” of marine waters over the lifetime of this Plan
Target 14 Fish stock levels maintained or restored to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield, where possible no later than 2015
Target 15 Natura 2000 network established, safeguarded, designated by 2012 (2014 for marine SPAs) and under effective conservation management by 2016
Target 16 Sufficiency, coherence, connectivity and resilience of the protected areas network substantially enhanced by 2016 and further enhanced by 2020
Target 17 No protected habitats or species in worsening conservation status by 2016; majority of habitats or species in, or moving towards, favourable conservation status by 2020
Target 18 Substantially strengthened support for biodiversity and ecosystem services in external assistance
Target 19 Enhanced contribution to international governance for biodiversity and ecosystem services
Target 20 Enhanced co-operation with Northern Ireland on common issues

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  • United Nations Environment Programme