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Iraq - National Targets

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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 Aichi Target(s)
Target 1 By 2020, 25% of urban and rural people have awareness of the status of biodiversity, its benefits for people, the pressures that affect it, and the actions they can take for its conservation and sustainable use. 1
Target 2 By 2020, 50% of policy makers and planners have awareness of the status of biodiversity, its benefits for people, the pressures that affect it, and the actions they can take for its conservation and sustainable use. 1
Target 3 By the end of 2015, a national survey of tools used for public awareness of biodiversity is completed. 1
Target 4 By 2020, the use of tools (films, publications, educational programmes, guidance materials, and training) for raising awareness of biodiversity is improved with locally defined, area based and targeted awareness programs (e.g. governorate level). 1
Target 5 By the end of 2020, a GIS database of the extent, condition (i.e. healthy or degraded) and protection status of the natural (not altered by human intervention), semi-natural and human modified habitats of Iraq has been developed. 5
Target 6 By the end of 2020, the reasons for loss and degradation (i.e. the species that used to be present in that habitat are not there anymore, and the services that the people expected or used are reduced or absent) of each of the natural (not altered by human intervention), semi-natural and human modified habitats of Iraq have been identified to inform conservation actions. 5
Target 7 By the end of 2015, the main pressures on forest ecosystems are identified and studied. 5
Target 8 By the end of 2020, legislation to address the main pressures on forest ecosystems and native forest species is issued, promoting sustainable management, restoration and conservation. 5
Target 9 By the end of 2020, about 1,000 square km of desertified shrub land and grassland is restored. 5
Target 10 By the end of 2016, a national monitoring programme is established for identification of the main sources and diffusion paths of chemical and physical pollutants in the natural ecosystems and the effects of pollution on natural ecosystems. 8
Target 11 By the end of 2018, environmental standards are issued and enforced for prevention and control of priority pollutants in the natural ecosystems (not altered by human intervention). 8
Target 12 By the end of 2014, a decree is issued for the establishment of protected areas in Iraq. 11
Target 13 By the end of 2014, at least three training workshops on PA management have been conducted. 11
Target 14 By the end of 2015, a study and GIS maps of the most sensitive habitats (i.e. under high level of threats and containing high numbers of globally threatened species) have been developed. 11
Target 15 By the end of 2020, ten new Protected Areas have been gazetted and established. 11
Target 16 By the end of 2016, a national assessment is published of the state of provisioning, regulating and cultural services supplied by natural ecosystems and their importance for rural and urban people and on management options to be developed for the sustainable supply of ecosystem services. 14
Target 17 By the end of 2018, a national strategy/subnational strategies are established for the sustainable management of ecosystems to supply important ecosystem services for rural and urban people. 14
Target 18 By the end of 2016, legislation is enacted to control the introduction and diffusion of non-native species into the natural environment. 9
Target 19 By the end of 2020, the list of invasive species of Iraq and their impacts and invasion pathways has been published. 9
Target 20 By the end of 2020, the list of threatened species of Iraq has been published and an action plan for the conservation of priority species is produced. 12
Target 21 By 2020, legislation for the conservation of threatened species is issued and enforced. 12
Target 22 By the end of 2020, a survey of indigenous and local communities' traditional knowledge, use and practices relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is published. 18
Target 23 By 2016, a Resource Mobilization Plan for implementation of the NBSAP is established and implemented. 20

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