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Malawi - 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, human and institutional capacity for science and technology related to biodiversity is improved.
Target 2 By 2015, sustainable financing mechanisms for effective implementation of biodiversity programmes developed.
Target 3 By 2020, traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local communities are respected and harnessed in line with national and international legislation.
Target 4 By 2020, biodiversity values are integrated into national, sectoral and local development policies and plans.
Target 5 By 2020, at least 50% of the Malawi population is aware of the values of biodiversity to ensure its conservation and sustainable use.
Target 6 By 2020, at least 50% of the degraded terrestrial habitats are restored and protected.
Target 7 By 2020, aquatic biodiversity is managed and harvested sustainably within safe ecological limits.
Target 8 By 2020, area under forest cover is increased by 4% and managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.
Target 9 By 2020, invasive alien species and their pathways are identified and prioritized for control and prevention from movement and spreading in and out of the country.
Target 10 By 2020, pollution is reduced to minimize ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss.
Target 11 By 2020, anthropogenic pressures on vulerable ecosystems are minimized, thereby improving ecosystems' resilience to climate change.
Target 12 By 2020, the extinction of known threatened species is prevented and their conservtion status is improved and sustained.
Target 13 By 2020, the genetic diversity of domesticated plants and animals; and their wild relatives is maintained and safeguarded.

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  • United Nations Environment Programme