Country Profiles

Bhutan - 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 2018, at least 60 percent of the population aware of values of biodiversity and steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. 1
National Target 2 By 2018, national capacity is established for valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services to integrate into national development planning and policymaking process and national accounting system, as appropriate. 2
National Target 3 By 2020, incentives harmful to biodiversity are reformed and positive incentives are enhanced. 3
National Target 4 By 2020, relevant stakeholders adopt the principles of sustainable production and consumption of natural resources and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits. 4
National Target 5 By 2018, high-biodiversity value habitats are mapped, the rate of losses is accounted, trends monitored and overall loss and fragmentation reduced. 5
National Target 6 By 2020, the baseline for fish and key aquatic biodiversity is established for implementation of sustainable management plans, as appropriate. 6
National Target 7 Areas under agriculture and forestry are managed through the adoption of sustainable management practices, ensuring conservation of biological diversity. 7
National Target 8 By 2020, pollution from different sources, including from use of fertilizers and agro-chemicals affecting biodiversity and ecosystem functions are maintained within the national environmental standards. 8
National Target 9 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 10 By 2020, the potential impacts of climate change on vulnerable ecosystems are identified and adaptation measures strengthened. 10
National Target 11 The current Protected Area System is maintained with enhanced management effectiveness and financial sustainability. 11
National Target 12 By 2020, the information on conservation status of prioritized taxonomic groups is available and actions are taken to improve the status of prioritized species. 12
National Target 13 By 2020, the genetic diversity of key cultivated plants and domesticated animals, including that of crop wild relatives are documented and conserved. 13
National Target 14 By 2020, key ecosystems and ecosystem services are identified, assessed and safeguarded for human wellbeing. 14
National Target 15 By 2020, priority degraded ecosystems and habitats are identified and rehabilitated through a landscape approach. 15
National Target 16 By 2015, the Nagoya Protocol is implemented through national ABS legislative, administrative and institutional frameworks, which are consistent with the Nagoya Protocol. 16
National Target 17 By 2015, the revised National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) is adopted as a national guiding document for effective biodiversity management. 17
National Target 18 By 2020, TK and customary practices of communities, relevant to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use are documented and used, and where appropriate revived and protected. 18
National Target 19 By 2020, science-based knowledge and technologies related to biodiversity are generated, improved, made accessible and applied, where appropriate. 19
National Target 20 By 2016, the funding requirement for the implementation of the NBSAP is identified and funds mobilized. 20