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Kuwait - 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 Strategic Goals/Aichi Targets
THE FOLLOWING IS A COURTESY (UNOFFICIAL) TRANSLATION PREPARED BY THE SECRETARIAT.
SHORT-TERM ACTION PLAN (YEARS 1 TO 3)
General Measures Documentation of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the establishment of a consolidated database)
Assessment of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the application of assessment methods, taking into account socioeconomic criteria, and the conduct of a detailed survey on the impact of sectoral activities on biodiversity)
Planning for national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the incorporation of the principles of the Biodiversity Strategy in national planning processes, and the development of a plan for the management of coastal areas as a matter of urgency)
Management of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, a review of all relevant sectoral policies and strategies, particularly those pertaining to the agriculture and fisheries sectors, and of the impact of government support programs on biodiversity and its processes, and the provision of direct support to institutions and bodies concerned with the establishment and management of protected areas)
Use of biological resources (measures include, among others, the integration of the Biodiversity Strategy in sectoral strategies e.g. agriculture and fisheries; identification of wild pastures and their classification in national plans; review and implementation of the main agricultural plan, especially aspects related to the development of livestock production; engagement with relevant general authorities and scientific research institutes)
Management of certain biological processes that threaten national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the creation of task forces in various areas of biosafety, biotechnology and genetic engineering; identification of invasive alien species that threaten biodiversity; establishment of a national gene bank to preserve original animal and plant varieties)
Special Measures Conservation of biodiversity through the establishment of protected areas (measures include, among others, the development of legislation and regulations for the establishment and management of protected areas, the identification of appropriate scientific methods, involvement of key sectors e.g. oil, defense, electricity, water)
Conservation of biodiversity outside protected areas (measures include, among others, the development and implementation of legislation governing all fishing operations and hunting methods, instruments and tools, and the preparation of a national policy for the conservation of threatened animal and plant species)
Supporting Measures Development of an integrated policy for the conservation of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the review of regional and international agreements, including biodiversity-related agreements, and bilateral and multilateral cooperation related to biodiversity)
Development of national-level measures (measures include, among others, review of national policies and legislation, including sectoral development policies, and the responsibilities of institutions in relation to biodiversity conservation; institutional arrangements; biodiversity financing; national reporting; capacity-building for CEPA, including for decision-makers, and for the development of appropriate methods and policies to deal with biotechnology).
MEDIUM-TERM ACTION PLAN (YEARS 3 TO 5)
General Measures Documentation of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the development of monitoring programmes, the completion of a study on and classification of plants and animals, technical training for specialists)
Assessment of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the conduct of a detailed survey of direct and indirect support for economic activities, such as fisheries and agriculture, that affect biodiversity)
Management of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the development and implementation of legislation for establishing desert and marine protected areas, and implementation of the Polluter Pays Principle)
Use of biological resources (actions include, among others, the review of current agricultural support programs, with a view to identifying government subsidies that have adverse effects on biodiversity, the re-establishment of the land tenure allocation system and the establishment of rights of stakeholders to use the land at fair prices which will encourage water protection; preparation and implementation of a national strategy for the protection of health; introduction of a system to address problems linked to overgrazing, sand movement and stone clearance)
Management of certain biological processes that threaten biodiversity (measures include, among others, the issuance of a biosafety law, development in the area of biotechnology, including the promotion of regional cooperation with countries that are friendly to biotechnology)
Special Measures Conservation of biodiversity within nature reserves (measures include, among others, drawing up management plans for nature reserves, with appropriate supervision programmes, and identifying training needs)
Conservation of biodiversity outside nature reserves (measures include, among others, the development of a national policy for the protection of plants and animals threatened by extinction, and rare species, and cooperation with neighbouring countries)
Supporting Measures Development of an integrated policy for the conservation of national biodiversity (this relates to regional and international agreements and measures regarding financial support for biodiversity conservation initiatives, national interests, among others)
National-level measures (measures include, among others, those related to policy and legislation, institutional strengthening, capacity-building, CEPA (including for schools, government agencies and official media), biotechnology research, development of competencies in biotechnology)
LONG-TERM ACTION PLAN (YEARS 5 TO 10)
General Measures Documentation of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the development and implementation of a long-term research plan on important ecosystems, and engagement with all sectors)
Assessment of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, support for clean and environmentally-friendly technologies, expansion of the scope of the national accounting system to include ecosystem accounting, engagement with the Ministry of Finance, Audit Bureau and all sectors)
Planning for national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the development of a national land classification system and land use laws, analysis of land use capacity, engagement with the Ministry of Municipalities)
Management of national biodiversity (measures include, among others, the development of capacity-building programmes for experts and citizens in regard to wildlife conservation and management and protected areas, CEPA, integrated policy development that is sensitive to biodiversity in key sectors)
Use of biological resources (measures include, among others, the reduction of excessive use of agricultural chemicals through the rationalization of government subsidies and expansion schemes, development of a land tenure system and a long-term concession system to give pastoralists a share in production, responsible tourism, use of local species in fish farming)
Special Measures Conservation of biodiversity (measures include, among others, the establishment of a health museum, bird information centre, protected areas, evaluation of the potential of Wadi Al Batin to provide a suitable environment for re-settling deer)
Supporting Measures National level (measures include, among others, securing funding for biodiversity conservation through payment for land use (e.g. grazing, harvesting, commerce, recreation), fishing licenses, fishing concessions, fees paid by visitors to protected areas, Polluter Pays Principle, Environmental Endowment Fund, Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences, voluntary contributions of donors and individuals; and capacity-building in relation to the use and conservation of genetic resources, including through regional cooperation and initiatives)

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