Country Profiles

Malawi - 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 By 2025, human and institutional capacity for science and technology related to biodiversity is improved. 19
Target 2 By 2025, traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local communities are respected and harnessed in line with national and international legislation. 18
Target 3 By 2025, at least 50% of the Malawi population is aware of the values of biodiversity to ensure its conservation and sustainable use. 1
Target 4 By 2025, biodiversity values are integrated into national, sectoral and local development policies and plans. 2
Target 5 By 2025, sustainable financing mechanisms for effective implementation of biodiversity programs developed. 20
Target 6 By 2025, at least 50% of the degraded terrestrial habitats are restored and protected. 5
Target 7 By 2025, aquatic biodiversity is managed and harvested sustainably within safe ecological limits. 6
Target 8 By 2025, area under forest cover is increased by 4% and managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity. 7
Target 9 By 2025, invasive alien species and their pathways are identified and prioritized for control and prevention from movement and spreading in and out of the country. 9
Target 10 By 2025, pollution is reduced to minimize ecosystem degradation and biodiversity loss. 8
Target 11 By 2025, anthropogenic pressures on vulnerable ecosystems are minimized, thereby improving ecosystems resilience to climate change. 10
Target 12 By 2025, the extinction of known threatened species is prevented and their conservation status is improved and sustained. 12
Target 13 By 2025, the genetic diversity of wild domesticated plants, and animals is maintained and safeguarded. 13
Target 14 By 2025, the level of protection on safe handling, transfer and use of living modified organisms resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse impacts on biodiversity is strengthened, taking onto account risks to human health. 3
Target 15 By 2025, the supply of important ecosystems services is safeguarded and restored, taking into account gender roles and responsibilities of the poor and the vulnerable. 14
Target 16 By 2025, access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge is regulated and benefits arising from utilization of the resources and associated traditional knowledge are shared in a fair and equitable manner. 16