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South Africa - 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
Strategic Objective 1 (and Outcomes) Management of biodiversity assets and their contribution to the economy, rural development, job creation and social well-being is enhanced
1.1 The network of protected areas and conservation areas includes a representative sample of ecosystems and species, and is coherent and effectively managed. 11, 12
1.2 Species of special concern are sustainably managed 6, 12, 13
1.3 The biodiversity economy is expanded, strengthened and transformed to be more inclusive of the rural poor. 6
1.4 Biodiversity conservation supports the land reform agenda and socio-economic opportunities for communal land holders 14, 15, 16
Strategic Objective 2 (and Outcomes) Investments in ecological infrastructure enhance resilience and ensure benefits to society
2.1 Restore, maintain and secure important ecological infrastructure in a way that contributes to rural development, long-term job creation and livelihoods 9, 11, 14
2.2 Ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) is shown to achieve multiple benefits in the context of sustainable development 15
Strategic Objective 3 (and Outcomes) Biodiversity considerations are mainstreamed into policies, strategies and practices of a range of sectors
3.1 Effective science-based biodiversity tools inform planning and decision-making 3
3.2 Embed biodiversity considerations into national, provincial and municipal development planning and monitoring 2, 4
3.3 Strengthen and streamline development authorisations and decision-making 7
3.4 Compliance with authorisations and permits is monitored and enforced 8, 9
3.5 Appropriate allocation of resources in key sectors and spheres of government facilitates effective management of biodiversity, especially in biodiversity priority areas 3, 20
3.6 Biodiversity considerations are integrated into the development and implementation of policy, legislative and other tools 2, 16
Strategic Objective 4 (and Outcomes) People are mobilised to adopt practices that sustain the long term benefits of biodiversity
4.1 People’s awareness of the value of biodiversity is enhanced through more effective coordination and messaging 1
4.2 People are mobilised to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity 1, 4
Strategic Objective 5 (and Outcomes) Conservation and management of biodiversity is improved through the development of an equitable and suitably skilled workforce
5.1 Macro-level conditions enabled for skills planning, development and evaluation of the sector as a whole 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
5.2 An improved skills development system incorporates the needs of the biodiversity sector 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
5.3 Partnerships are developed and institutions are capacitated to deliver on their mandates towards improved service delivery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
5.3 Partnerships are developed and institutions are capacitated to deliver on their mandates towards improved service delivery 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Strategic Objective 6 (and Outcomes) Effective knowledge foundations, including indigenous knowledge and citizen science, support management, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity
6.1 Relevant foundational data sets on species and ecosystems are in place and well coordinated 9, 18, 19
6.2 The status of species and ecosystems is regularly monitored and assessed. 19
6.3 Geographic priority areas for the management, conservation and restoration of biodiversity assets and ecological infrastructure are identified based on best available science 11, 12, 19
6.4 Management-relevant and policy-relevant research and analysis is undertaken through collaboration between scientists and practitioners 19
6.5 Knowledge base is accessible and presented in a way that informs decision-making 19

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  • United Nations Environment Programme