Country Profiles

Liberia - 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
NBSAP Goal 1 Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society
Target 1.1 By 2019, at least 60 per cent of Liberians are aware of the meaning and importance of biodiversity and its sustainable utilization. 1
Target: 1.2 By 2020, biodiversity values and prioritized ecosystem services are quantified, monitored and mainstreamed to support national and sectoral policy-making, planning, budgeting and decision-making frameworks. 2
Target 1.3 By 2020, selected incentives for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use are in place and applied, and the most harmful subsidies are identified and their phase out initiated. 3
Target 1.4 By 2020, at the latest, Government, business and stakeholders have drafted a management strategy that defines the indicators of sustainable production and use of natural resources as a first step towards keeping resources management and use within safe ecological limits. 4
NBSAP Goal 2 Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use.
Target 2.1 By 2024, the rate of loss and degradation of natural habitats outside protected areas serving ecological corridors or containing key biodiversity areas or providing important ecosystem services is minimized by 3% through integrated land use planning. 5
Target 2.2 By 2023, at least 20-25% of living marine and aquatic resources are managed sustainably and guided by the ecosystem approach. 6
Target 2.3 By 2022, principles of sound rangeland and sustainable forest management, and good environmental practices in agriculture and forestry are applied on at least 50 per cent of all relevant areas. 7
Target 2.4 By 2022, pollution, including from excess nutrients, has been brought to levels that are not detrimental to biodiversity and ecosystem health and functioning. 8
Target 2.5 By 2018, National compendium on invasive alien species in Liberia is prepared and by 2020, priority measures are in place to control and manage their spread and impact. 9
Target 2.6 By 2018, ecosystems most vulnerable to climate change and their anthropogenic pressures are identified and assessed, and by 2020 appropriate adaptation measures are developed and implemented in priority areas. 10
NBSAP Goal 3 Improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity
Target 3.1 By 2020, at least 4% of existing terrestrial protected areas (national parks, nature reserves, conservation areas set aside in community forests, etc.) are conserved, effectively and equitably managed, within an ecologically representative and well-connected system, and by 2022, at least 5% of coastal and marine areas of particular importance to biodiversity and ecosystem services, are identified, assessed and measures. 11
Target 3.2 By 2018, threatened and vulnerable species lists are updated and measures effected by 2019 to improve their conservation status. 12
Target 3.3 By 2020, Genetic diversity of cultivated plants and farmed animals is maintained and enhanced. 13
NBSAP Goal 4 Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services
Target 4.1 By 2022, ecosystems that provide essential services and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are safeguarded, and restoration programmes have been initiated for degraded ecosystems covering at least 15 per cent of the priority areas. 14
Target 4.2 By 2018, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks will be enhanced through the protection of additional forest ecosystems which Liberia’s current REDD+ project will create, in addition to the project’s enhancement of the mitigation of climate change and restoration of degraded grasslands through reforestation by 2023. 15
Target 4.3 By 2018, national legislation giving effect to the Nagoya Protocol is in force and by 2020, fully operational to ensure that benefits are fair and equitably shared from the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. 16
NBSAP Goal 5 Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building
Target 5.1 By 2017, Liberia would have developed and adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated its NBSAP. 17
Target 5.2 By 2020, Traditional knowledge and the innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity are recognized, respected, documented and promoted. 18
Target 5.3 By 2025, knowledge, science base and technologies relating to biodiversity and ecosystem management are improved and made relevant to political decision makers. 19
Target 5.4 By 2020, mobilization of financial resources from all sources will be increased compared to the period 2008-2012 to allow for the effective implementation of this strategy and action plan. 20