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Aichi target 11

Protected area connectivity: Shortfalls in global targets and country-level priorities

Connectivity of protected areas (PAs) is crucial for meeting their conservation goals. We provide the first global evaluation of countries' progress towards Aichi Target 11 of the Convention on Biological Diversity that is to have at least 17% of the land covered by well-connected PA systems by 2020. 

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Dynamics in the global protected-area estate since 2004

Nations of the world have committed to a number of goals and targets to address the global
environmental challenges humanity faces. Protected areas have for centuries been a key strategy in
conservation and play a major role in addressing current challenges. The most important tool used
to track progress on protected area commitments is the World Database on Protected Areas
(WDPA). Periodic assessments of the world’s protected area estate show steady growth over the last

CBD Update - Global MPA target of 10% to be achieved by 2020

Here is an update from the CBD Secretariat (Mr. Sarat Babu Gidda) encouraging countries to deliver the commitments and request partners to work in concerted, coherent and collective manner to help countries in delivering their commitments would help reaching the agreed protected area related targets.

The CBD Parties not only contributed to reach 5.7% protection of Global Ocean Protection ( 14.4% in case of national waters) they committed the remaining 4.3% to reach 10% global ocean protection target by 2020.

New Article - Towards an indicator system to assess equitable management in protected areas

Aichi Target 11 (AT11), adopted by 193 Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2010, states that protected areas (PAs) must be equitably managed by 2020. However, significant challenges remain in terms of actual implementation of equitable management in PAs.

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An Ecoregion-Based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm

The 'Terrestrial Ecoregions of the World' dataset has been updated to 846 ecoregions and used for an analysis of current and potential future protection. In addition, an interactive global map of the Ecoregions 2017 with protection status by region can be viewed at:

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