Aichi Biodiversity Targets Task Force (ABTTF)

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets Task Force was established to provide a platform for agencies and organizations to coordinate their activities in support of implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and its Aichi Biodiversity Targets at global and national levels during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity.

A Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) signed on 20 September 2011 between the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and 27 international agencies, organizations and environmental conventions, aims to achieve and implement the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and its Aichi Targets. Two more organizations have joined since.

Memorandum of Cooperation

Aichi Biodiversity Targets Task Force


Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

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The members of the ABTTF are:

Alliance for Zero Extinction

Targets 11 and 12: AZE supports national Governments to achieve Targets 11 and 12 through the protection of priority sites that harbour single remaining populations of highly endangered species. AZE can help nations formulate national targets and indicators to include AZE site and species in their NBSAP. AZE is a recommended global indicator for Targets 11 and 12, and AZE participates in the Biodi

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BirdLife International

The BirdLife Strategy 2013-2020 is directly linked to, and fully supportive of, the CBD Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. A Memorandum of Understanding with the Convention is a platform for coordination of activities in support of achieving the 20 Aichi Targets. BirdLife Partnership of 121 national organisations is working to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with pe

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Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity is an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, the sustainable use of the components of biodiversity and the equitable sharing of the benefits derived from the use of genetic resources. With 196 Parties so far, the Convention has near universal participation among countries. The Convention seeks to address all threats to biodiversity and eco

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Convention on Migratory Species

As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range

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Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species

CITES Strategic Vision 2008-2020 (Resolution Conf. 16.3): At its 16th meeting (Bangkok, 2013), the Conference of the Parties extended the validity of the Strategic Vision and Action Plan to 2020 and included amendments to contribute to the achievement of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the relevant Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted by the Parties to the Convention on Biological

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natu

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Global Environment Facility


The Global Environment Facility is the financial mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity and as such has supported the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, 2011-2020 and the Aichi Targets since their inception.

The GEF-6 biodiversity strategy addresses all of the Aichi Targets, both directly and indirectly. In addition, significant elem

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International Civil Aviation Organization

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is a UN specialized agency, established by States in 1944 to manage the administration and governance of the Convention on International Civil Aviation (Chicago Convention).

ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and industry groups to reach consensus on international civil aviation Standards and Recommended Practices (SA

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International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFAD is dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five per cent of the world's poorest people - 1.4 billion women, children and men - live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods.
An estimated 5 to 10 million hectares of agricultural land are lost to environmental degradation every year. As a contribution to the Aichi

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International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture was adopted by the Thirty-First Session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 3 November 2001. The Treaty aims at:

• recognizing the enormous contribution of farmers to the diversity of crops that feed the world;
• establishing a global system to provide farmer

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International Tropical Timber Organization

ITTO is an intergovernmental organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources. ITTO develops internationally agreed policy documents to promote sustainable forest management and forest conservation and assists tropical member countries to adapt such policies to local circumstances and to implement them in the field through projects.

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International Union for Conservation of Nature

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Work during the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity

Target 9:

IUCN Invasive Sp

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Ramsar Convention

The Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention, is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. The Secretariat carries out the day-to-day coordination of the Convention’s activities.

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Conservation is about people. For more than 25 years, Rare has empowered local communities in over 50 countries to shift from being resource users to environmental stewards. Rare’s unique approach appeals to hearts and minds through proven marketing techniques. Rare trains local leaders to lead change, leaving a legacy of increased capacity and a sense of ownership, responsibility and pride in con

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The Nature Conservancy

Overview of Commitment

The Nature Conservancy is highly committed to the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategic Plan 2011-2020 through its work on the ground as well as through its national, regional and international policy engagement. Jointly with governments and other stakeholder around the world, TNC is leveraging biodiversity conservation across different sectors, including

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UN Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

UN Environment's work encompasses:

• Assessing globa

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UN-Habitat is the United Nations programme working towards a better urban future. Its mission is to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

Contribution to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020:

Target 2: Helping to tackle some indirect drivers of biodiversity loss (e.g. landscape

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

We support developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively. And we help equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of greater economic integration. To do this, we provide analysis, consensus-building, and technical assistance. This helps them to use trade, investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable development.

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

UNDP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Global Framework 2012-2020 lays out a roadmap for UNDP’s contributions to achievement of the CBD Strategic Plan and, more specifically, the Aichi Targets. The overall strategic objective outlined in the Framework—to maintain and enhance the goods and services provided by biodiversity and ecosystems in order to secure livelihoods, food, water and health, enhance r

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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

UNESCO has 195 Members and eight Associate Members. It is governed by the General Conference and the Executive Board. The Secretariat, headed by the Director-General, implements the decisions of these two bodies. The Organization has more than 50 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France.

UNESCO is engaged in the implementation of several Aichi Biodiv

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United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a training arm of the United Nations System, serving some 40,000 beneficiaries annually by conducting close to 500 capacity development and research activities around the world. We empower individuals, governments and organizations through knowledge and learning to effectively overcome contemporary global challenges.


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Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS's goal is to conserve the world's largest wild places in 15 priority regions, home to more than 50% of the world's biodiversity.

This is outlined in our 2020 strategy, which positions WCS to maintain its historic focus on the protection of species while developing an ambitious plan to engage with a rapidly changing world.

WCS: 2020 represents our most careful thinking on

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World Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The goal of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) contributes to Aichi Biodiversity Target 1.

On the 13th of May, WAZA’s Biodiversity is Us projec

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World Bank

The World Bank Group consists of five organizations:

The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) lends to governments of middle-income and creditworthy low-income countries.

The International Development Association (IDA) provides interest-free loans — called credits — and grants to governments of the poorest countries.

Together, IBRD and IDA m

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World Tourism Organization

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

As the leading international organization in the field of tourism, UNWTO promotes tourism as a driver of economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability and offers leadership and support to the sector in

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World Wide Fund for Nature

Partnering for a future in harmony with nature
We are living in a time of unprecedented risk but also unparalleled opportunity for the future of our planet and our society. A time where the world’s wildlife has halved in less than a generation; oceans, rivers and forests are struggling to cope with our growing pressure upon them; and where we are still on a path toward catastrophic climate ch

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