Country Profiles

Oman - 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 A.1 By 2017, a national roadmap in awareness to encourage behavior change towards the national heritage of biodiversity is developed and its implementation initiated. 1
Target A.2 By 2018, awareness raising campaigns covered all the administrative areas and all productive sectors of Oman. 1
Target A.3 By 2020, at least 65% of the Omani people are appreciating the values and the protection of the biodiversity, aware of its threats in the Sultanate and knowledgeable about its conservation and sustainable use measures. 1
Target B.1 Between 2015 and 2020, the threats to biodiversity are gradually halved through new supportive issued legislation, suppression of 50% of pressures and promotion of sustainable use. 5
Target B.2 By 2016, a national red list of habitats established and by 2020, prioritized plans for the safeguard of the most endangered habitats, including wetlands are implemented. 5
Target B.3 By 2020 an inventory of national marine genetic resources is developed, a program for preservation is established, including plans for the conservation and management of coral reefs. 10
Target B.4 By 2018, a coordinated national program for monitoring, surveillance and control against invasive alien species is developed. 9
Target B.5 By 2018, legislation is enacted to manage pathways to prevent alien invasive species introduction and installation. 9
Target B.6 By 2020, Oman controlled and/or eradicated 20% of the all identified invasive species in the country. 9
Target B.7 By 2018, a map of various pollution impacts in the Sultanate is produced. 8
Target B.8 By 2019, sources of pollution are put under control and monitored. 8
Target B.9 By 2020, the pollution is brought to levels of little impact on ecosystem function and biodiversity. 8
Target C.1 By 2020, the extension of protected areas is steered to have a national system of ecologically representative protected areas, to cover 17% of terrestrial ecosystems and 'inland waters and 10% of marine and coastal areas. 11
Target C.2 By 2020, mechanisms for integrating economic, social and cultural values of national biodiversity and ecosystem services in decision-making and sector planning are strengthened. 11
Target C.3 By 2020, the establishment of adequate programs for in situ and ex situ conservation of the genetic diversity of cultivated plants, domestic and wild animal species, microorganisms, as well as for the conservation of forest species and other species of flora spontaneous with a socio-economic value have safeguarded and maintained the genetic diversity of species and the services of ecosystems. 13
Target C.4 By 2018, a prioritized list of endangered species in Oman is established and adequate scenarios to stabilize their populations is implemented by 2020. 12
Target C.5 By 2019, national red-lists of species are elaborated and action plans for most of the globally endangered species are developed and implementation is initiated. 12
Target D.1 By 2020, watershed areas, forest lands, outstanding scenic terrestrial, coastal and marine views, oases, and Aflaj (traditional water channels) are restored and safeguarded. 14
Target D.2 By 2020, a national assessment about the state of provisioning, regulating and cultural services supplied by natural ecosystems and their importance for people and on management options to be developed for the sustainable supply of ecosystem services, is developed. 14
Target D.3 By the end of 2017, a national strategy is established for the sustainable management of ecosystems supplying important ecosystem services. 14
Target E.1 By 2018, the CHM is enriched with information and massively accessed by visitors on internet. 19
Target E.2 By 2019, the assessment of economic, social and cultural values of national biodiversity and ecosystem services is improved. 19
Target E.3 By 2020, knowledge about the resilience of ecosystems to climate change is improved and the indicators for its monitoring and evaluation are developed and applied. 19