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Belarus - 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
Target 1 To raise the awareness of the state agencies, population and other organizations, including non-governmental ones, about the state and values of biodiversity and measures that should be taken to conserve and use it sustainably. 1
Target 2 To develop and use the techniques of estimation of the cost value of biodiversity and ecosystem services and integrate them into projects of concepts, forecasts, programs, schemes of sectoral development, which realization is connected with biodiversity use and (or) could influence it. 2
Target 3 To ensure the sustainable use of the fauna, including fish stocks and game resources. 6, 7
Target 4 To ensure the stable functioning of forest ecological systems, conservation of biological and genetic diversity of forests and forest landscapes taking into consideration the increasing anthropogenic impact and effects of climate change. To ensure sustainable use of forest resources and strengthening the role of forests in maintaining the biosphere. 5, 7
Target 5 To ensure the sustainable agriculture, to optimize the structure of cultivated areas, including increase of areas under perennial grasses to 1 million hectares, to ensure the implementation of organic land use, sustainable use of peat soils. 7
Target 6 To ensure the development of Management Plans for Rivers' basins (Dnieper, Western Dvina, Western Bug, Neman, Pripyat), implementation of measures for reduction by 30% of surface waters' contamination as a result of biogenic matter' release from point or dispersed sources. 8
Target 7 To minimize the negative impact of invasive alien species of wild animals and plants on the state of native species' populations and ecological systems; to improve the mechanisms of prevention of new alien animal and plant species' invasion and lowering the damage caused to the environment. 9
Target 8 To ensure the protection and sustainable use of natural and near-natural ecological systems most important for landscape and biological diversity conservation (on the territory with the area of at least 22% of the Republic's territory) by means of optimization of the specially protected areas system (at least 8% of the Belarus' territory) and natural areas subject to peculiar protection (at least 13%). 11
Target 9 To ensure protection of wild animal and plant species, listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Belarus, stabilization and increase of populations of globally endangered species, including European Bison, Greater Spotted eagle, Great Snipe, Black-tailed Godwit, Aquatic Warbler and other. 12
Target 10 To ensure the maintenance of genetic diversity of natural flora and fauna, cultivated crops, farmed and domesticated animals. Creation and replenishment of the data bank of genetic resources of humans, fauna, flora, microorganisms of the Republic of Belarus, to create conditions for implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization. 13, 16
Target 11 To ensure the restoration of 15% of degraded and inefficiently used ecological systems. 14, 15
Target 12 To improve the scientific knowledge about the modern state of biological diversity; to define trends and causes of the state dynamics of species and biotopes; to elaborate effective measures of sustainable use and monitoring of biological diversity and to create a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge. 19
Target 13 To ensure the mobilization of financial resources for implementing the measures on the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. 20