Country Profiles

Barbados - 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, at the latest, Barbadians will be more knowledgeable about the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. 1
National Target 2 By 2020, at the latest, the Barbados Government and business and stakeholders at all levels in Barbados, will have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits. 4
National Target 3 By 2030, the rate of loss of all natural habitats including forests is decreased by 25%. 5
National Target 4 By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity 7
National Target 5 By 2020, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to ecosystem function and biodiversity. 8
National Target 6 By 2020, invasive alien species and pathways are identified and prioritized, priority species are controlled or eradicated, and measures are in place to manage pathways to prevent their introduction and establishment. 9
National Target 7 By 2025, anthropogenic pressures on coral reefs (e.g. nutrient loads, anchor damage, overfishing) and other vulnerable ecosystems impacted by climate change or ocean acidification, are minimized, so as to maintain their integrity and functioning. 10
National Target 8 By 2020, at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water, and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, especially areas of particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services, are designated within connected systems of protected areas and plans for effective area-based conservation measures are in development. 11
National Target 9 By 2020, pressures on known threatened species have been identified and mitigated, and conservation status has been improved. 12
National Target 10 By 2020, the genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and of wild relatives, including other socio-economically as well as culturally valuable species, is maintained, and strategies have been developed and implemented for minimizing genetic erosion and safeguarding their genetic diversity. 13
National Target 11 By 2020, document all traditional and scientific knowledge and technology relating to biodiversity so that it improved, widely shared, transferred and applied.
National Target 12 By 2020, at the latest, Financial resources to conduct projects and research in the area of biodiversity should increase substantially