Country Profiles

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Country Profile

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 By 2020, increase the public awareness level in the field of biological diversity protection
National Target 2 By 2020, integrate biological diversity values into development strategies and strategic plans, with an emphasis on rural development.
National Target 3 By 2020, reduce negative and increase positive incentives and subsidies in order to conserve biological diversity.
National Target 4 By 2019, prepare and adopt plans for sustainable production and consumption of natural resources.
National Target 5 By 2020, prepare and implement sustainable management programs for all fishing waters (fisheries basis).
National Target 6 By 2019, prepare and implement strategies for development of aquaculture and ranching of commercially significant fish species (for water ecosystems that are not habitats for rare and endemic species).
National Target 7 By 2020, certify all state-owned forests in BiH
National Target 8 By 2020, establish and develop a system for sustainable agricultural production, especially organic and integral production, and conservation and breeding of indigenous species.
National Target 9 By 2020, establish a system for treatment of industrial and utility wastewaters and monitoring of pesticide and fertilizer consumption.
National Target 10 By 2018, prepare strategies for invasive species.
National Target 11 By 2020, map and urgently protect the specific biological diversity of BiH (canyon, mountain, alpine and wetland ecosystems, karst fields and alluvial plains) in compliance with the applicable spatial planning documents.
National Target 12 By 2020, complete the inventory of: (i) flora, fauna and fungi in BiH; (ii) ecosystems and types of habitats in BiH.
National Target 13 By 2020, develop the red books of plants, animals and fungi, and adopt action plans for protection of the most endangered taxa.
National Target 14 By 2020, prepare and implement in situ and ex situ programs for protection of domestic varieties, breeds and their animal relatives, including their inventory and establishment of indigenousness parameters.
National Target 15 By 2020, map and evaluate the benefits from forest, agricultural and water ecosystems, and strengthen the environmental permit mechanism and supervisory inspection within protected areas, areas of special interest and areas from the Natura 2000 ecological network plan.
National Target 16 By 2020, restore 30 strip-mine lakes into wetland habitats, increase the productivity of all categories of forests, preserve the existing area of flood alder and willow forests, and increase the regulated urban green areas by 20 %.
National Target 17 By 2018, prepare the legislation and establish the conditions for ratification and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.
National Target 18 By 2017, establish centers for preservation and implementation of traditional knowledge and practices, particularly in rural areas of interest.
National Target 19 By 2020, strengthen the role of the scientific research and professional institutions, NGO sector and media, including improvement of scientific technologies.
National Target 20 By 2017, prepare and adopt the strategy for mobilization of financial resources for conservation of biological diversity.
National Target 21 By 2020, establish and strengthen cooperation for improved protection and sustainable use of biological diversity in the countries of the West Balkans.