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New Zealand - 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
National Target 1 People’s lives are enriched through connection to nature 1
National Target 2 People are taking greater action for nature 1, 18
National Target 3 Biodiversity is integrated into national and local strategies, policies, plans and reporting 2
National Target 4 More of New Zealand’s natural ecosystems are benefiting from pest management 5, 9, 12, 14, 19
National Target 5 Biodiversity is integrated into New Zealand’s fisheries management system 6, 7
National Target 6 Improved understanding of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity informs better management of vulnerable ecosystems and indigenous species 10
National Target 7 Sustainable use and protection of biodiversity is promoted through improved national guidance, information and industry practice 4, 7, 8
National Target 8 Invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritised, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to minimise likelihood of their introduction and establishment 9
National Target 9 Improved terrestrial and freshwater ecosystem protection and integrity 1, 5, 11
National Target 10 Landowners are supported to protect more rare and threatened habitats and ecosystems 1, 5, 11
National Target 11 Priority freshwater ecosystems are restored from ‘mountains to the sea’ 1, 5, 11
National Target 12 More Threatened, At Risk, or Declining species are managed to the extent necessary to minimise extinction risk and ensure genetic diversity is maintained 12, 13
National Target 13 A growing nationwide network of marine protected areas, representing more of New Zealand’s marine ecosystems 11
National Target 14 Benefits of biodiversity and ecosystems for people’s health and economic, social and cultural wellbeing are better understood and received 1, 14
National Target 15 Achieve multiple benefits and greater biodiversity and ecosystem services outcomes through greater coordination, integration and collaboration, particularly at the regional level 2, 4, 14
National Target 16 Enhance understanding of the contribution of indigenous biodiversity to carbon stocks 15
National Target 17 Whānau, hapū and iwi are better able to practise their responsibilities as kaitiaki 1, 18
National Target 18 Knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, function, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred and applied 19

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme