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Aichi Biodiversity Targets - Pacific Regional Workshop, July 2016

Aichi Biodiversity Targets - Pacific Regional Workshop, Fiji, July 11-13, 2016

With the assistance of staff from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), Pacific island countries met in Fiji during July 11-13, 2016 to discuss where their countries are in regards to Aichi Targets 11 and 12.  The Pacific countries ultimately produced priorities to help achieve the Aichi Targets.  Regarding protected areas (Target 11), priorities for this Target helps achieve other Aichi Biodiversity Targets.  An analysis of the priority actions developed by the Pacific island countries reveals that when implemented, they will not only contribute to achieve elements of Target 11, but will also contribute to:

  1. other Aichi Biodiversity Targets, namely 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 20 directly, and 1, 2, 19 indirectly.
  2. many Sustainable Development Goals and sub-targets, namely 14.5, 15.1, 15.2, 15.5, 15.8 directly, and 1.2, 12.2, 15.7, 15.8 indirectly, through the goods and services provided by protected areas.
  3. climate change adaptation and Article 5.1 of the Paris agreement.
  4. synergistic implementation of requirements in other multilateral environmental agreements such as UNESCO-Man and the Biospere, UNESCO-World Heritage, the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar Convention), and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

What is required to facilitate the implementation of these identified actions?

For making implementation a reality, focused actions, funding, technical support, monitoring and reporting are needed.  All relevant partners, including government ministries, departments, Global Environment Facility (GEF) implementing agencies, regional organizations, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, the private sector, and conservation and community organizations, should consider aligning their activities towards supporting implementation of those identified actions as the primary framework of action and, thus, approach implementation in a concerted manner with comprehensive coordination among all.

CBD's Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SSBTTA) at its twentieth meeting in Montreal, Canada during April, 2016 adopted recommendations to facilitate the implementation of priority actions identified by CBD member countries.  For example:

Invites Parties, other Governments, relevant partners, regional agencies, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, in conjunction with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, taking into account information provided by, and in consultation with Parties and other Governments, and subject to the availability of resources to facilitate support networks at the regional and sub regional level, as appropriate, to build capacity and support the implementation of national actions identified in national biodiversity strategies and action plans and, as appropriate, through the regional workshops for the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12, to promote the preparation, use and sharing of technical guidance, best practices, tools, lessons learned, and monitoring efforts;

What is needed for Pacific island countries and territories is an IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT NETWORK  to facilitate the implementation of Road Maps for the expansion of the protected area network in the Pacific.

Below are the presentations and other information delivered at the Pacific Regional Workshop (July 11-13, 2016, Nadi, Fiji) on the Aichi Targets (Convention on Biological Diversity) for protected areas (Target 11) and threatened species (Target 12)

July 11

Introduction to the Workshop: Capacity-building workshop for the Pacific on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12 Nadi, Fiji (Sarat Babu Gidda)

The World Database on Protected Areas

Priorities emerging from the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

Sub-regional Analysis of the Status of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, Capacity-building workshop for the Pacific on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12 Nadi, Fiji (Sarat Babu Gidda)

Sub-regional Analysis of the Status of Aichi Biodiversity Target 12, Capacity-building workshop for the Pacific on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12 Nadi, Fiji (Sarat Babu Gidda)

July 12

Closing the gap for commitments: developing priority actions, Capacity-building workshop for the Pacific on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12 Nadi, Fiji (Sarat Babu Gidda)

Governance of Protected Areas - an Introduction (Trevpr Sandwith)

Governance Quality for Protected Areas (Trevor Sandwith) 

Protected Areas; Aichi targets; Biodiversity Strategic Plan & Multiple Benefits (Sarat Babu Gidda)

NBSAPs and Sustainable Development Goals, Capacity-building workshop for Pacific on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12 Nadi, Fiji (Sarat Babu Gidda) 

Global Environment Facility, Capacity-building workshop for the Pacific on achieving Aichi Biodiversity Targets 11 and 12 Nadi, Fiji (Sarat Babu Gidda)

Marine Protected Areas Contributing to Poverty Reduction (Scherl)

What is the Global Biodiversity Information Facility?

Birdlife International Presentation and Materials

THE MESSENGERS: What birds tell us about threats from climate change and solutions for nature and people

How Birds and BirdLife Can Help Set, Meet, and Monitor National Biodiversity Targets

Meeting the 2020 Biodiversity Targets: Action and Monitoring Based on Birds

Atteindre les Objectifs 2020 pour la Biodiversité Action et Suivi Fondés sur les Oiseaux

Convention on Biological Diversity COP Decisions

Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its Ninth Meeting 2008

Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its Tenth Meeting 2010

Decision Adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at its Eleventh Meeting 2012

Convention on Biological Diversity Publications

Case Studies Illustrating the Socio-Economic Benefits of Ecological Networks

Explanatory Guide on Target 11 Of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity

Making Protected Areas Relevant: A guide to integrating protected areas into wider landscapes, seascapes and sectoral plans and strategies

National Action for Protected Areas Key messages for achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11

Protected Areas: Progress in the Implementation of the Programme of Work and Achievement of Aichi Biodiversity Target 11 2012

Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011–2020 and the Aichi Targets

Recognising and Supporting Territories and Areas Conserved by Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities: Global Overview and National Case Studies

Resource requirements for Aichi Targets 11 – Protected Areas Progress report for the High Level Panel Meeting 

The Value of Nature: Ecological, Economic, Cultural and Social Benefits of Protected Areas

Towards Effective Protected Area Systems: An Action Guide to Implement the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Updated Assessment of Progress Towards Selected Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Global Environment Facility

CBD/GEF-6 Replenishment Value Estimation Based on Aichi Targets

GEF2020 Strategy for the GEF

Impact Evaluation of GEF Support to Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems 

Impact Evaluation of GEF Support to Protected Areas and Protected Area Systems - Highlights

The GEF-6 Biodiversity Strategy for 2014-2018. 

IUCN Publications

A Global Standard for the Identification of Key Biodiversity Areas

Gouvernance des Aires Protégées

Governance of Protected Areas

IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas: Global Standard

Protected Area Governance and Management

IUCN Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas: Primer on the IUCN GLPCA Standard for Review   September 2015

A primer on governance for protected and conserved areas

Transboundary Conservation: A systematic and integrated approach

Other Publications

Advancing equity in protected area conservation

Aichi Target 12 - Yes, We Can

Amazon Vision Protected Areas Natural Solutions Climate Change

Au Delà des Éléphants:  Éléments d’une approche stratégique de l’UE pour la conservation de la nature en Afrique – Synthèse

Larger than Elephants:  Inputs for an EU strategic approach to wildlife conservation in Africa – Synthesis

Taking conservation connectivity to scale; strengthening resilience at landscape and seascape scales

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

The EU Biodiversity for Life flagship initiative

Évaluation sociale pour les aires protégées (SAPA): Guide méthodologique à l’intention des facilitateurs SAPA

Guide to improving the budget and funding of national protected area systems. Lessons from Chile, Guatemala and Peru

Promouvoir l’équité dans la conservation des aires protégées

Protected Planet

Social Assessment for Protected Areas (SAPA): Methodology Manual for SAPA Facilitators

United Nations General Assembly Resolution: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for

World Database on Protected Areas User Manual 1.1

Country Data

Australia

Australia Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier Protected Area Summary

Australia Aichi 12 Country Data Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Australia Biodiversity Conservation Strategy 2010 2030

Australia Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Cook Islands

Cook Island Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2011

Cook Islands Action Plan for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity 2011

Cook Islands Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier Protected Areas Summary

Cook Islands Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Cook Islands Conserving Biodiversity Enhancing Ecosystem Functions Ridge to Reef GEF PIF 2013

Cook Islands Implementation Global Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments Pacific SIDS GEF PIF 2012

Cook Islands Implementing Island Biodiversity Programme of Work Integrating Conservation Management Island Biodiversity GEF PIF 2010

Cook Islands Ridge to Reef Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

Federated States of Micronesia

Federated States Micronesia ACTION PLAN FOR PoWPA and Aichi Target 11

Federated States Micronesia Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier Protected Areas Summary

Federated States Micronesia Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Federated States Micronesia Challenge Sustainable Finance Systems Island Protected Area Management GEF PIF 2008

Federated States Micronesia Coastal Marine Resources Management Coral Triangle GEF PIF 2008

Federated States Micronesia Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Federated States Micronesia Implementation Global Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments Pacific SIDS GEF PIF 2012

Federated States Micronesia Ridge to Reef Testing Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

Fiji

Fiji Action Plan for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity Work on Protected Areas 2011

Fiji Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Fiji Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Fiji Building Capacities to Address Invasive Alien Species to Enhance Survival of Endemic and Threatened Species Taveuni Island Islets GEF PIF 2015

Fiji Coastal Marine Resources Management Coral Triangle GEF PIF 2008

Fiji Fifth National Report to United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Fiji Forestry and Protected Area Management GEF PIF 2008

Fiji Implementation Framework 2010 2014 for the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2007

Fiji Implementation Global Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments SIDS GEF PIF 2011

Fiji Implementing Ridge to Reef to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

Fiji Ridge to Reef Testing Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

Kiribati

Kiribati Action Plan Implementing Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas 2014

Kiribati Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Kiribati Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Kiribati Fifth National Report Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Kiribati Implementation Global Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments SIDS GEF PIF 2011

Kiribati Resilient Islands, Resilient Communities GEF PIF 2013

Kiribati Ridge to Reef Testing Integration Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services SIDS GEF PIF 2013

Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Marshall Islands Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Marshall Islands Implementation Global Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in SIDS GEF PIF 2011

Marshall Islands Looking to the future Strengthening natural resource management in atoll communities GEF PIF 2014

Marshall Islands Micronesia Challenge Sustainable Finance Systems Island Protected Area Management GEF PIF 2008

Marshall Islands Ridge to Reef Testing Integration Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

Nauru

Nauru Action Plan Implementing Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas 2011

Nauru Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Nauru Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Nauru Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Nauru Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments SIDS GEF PIF 2011

Nauru Implementing Ridge to Reef Protecting Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functions GEF PIF 2013

Nauru Implementing the Island Biodiversity Programme Integrating Conservation Management of Island Biodiversity GEF PIF 2010

Nauru Ridge to Reef Testing Integration Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF 2013

New Zealand

New Zealand Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

New Zealand Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

New Zealand Department of Conservation Statement of Intent 2012 2017

New Zealand Fourth National Report to United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity 2009

Niue

Niue Action Plan for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Niue Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Niue Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Niue Application of Ridge to Reef Concept for biodiversity conservation and enhancement ecosystem service and cultural heritage GEF PIF 2013

Niue Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Niue Forestry and protected area management GEF PIF 2008

Niue Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States GEF PIF 2011

Niue National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2015

Niue Ridge to Reef Testing the Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services Store Carbon Improve Climate Resilience GEF PIF 2013

Palau

Palau Advancing sustainable resource management to improve livelihoods and protect biodiversity GEF PIF 2013

Palau Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Palau Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Palau Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific GEF PIF 2008

Palau Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Palau Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific GEF PIF 2011

Palau Mainstreaming global environmental priorities into national policies and programmes GEF PIF 2013

Palau Micronesia Challenge Sustainable Finance Systems for Island Protected Area Management GEF PIF 2008

Palau Protected Areas Action Plan 2012

Palau Ridge to Reef Testing the Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management GEF PIF 2013

Papua New Guinea

PNG Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

PNG Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

PNG Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific GEF PIF 2008

PNG Forest Conservation and Protected Area Management GEF PIF 2009

PNG Fourth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity 2010

PNG Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific GEF PIF 2011

PNG Ridge to Reef Testing the Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

PNG Strengthening the Management Effectiveness of the National System of Protected Areas GEF PIF 2013

Samoa

Samoa Action Plan for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected  Areas 2011

Samoa Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Samoa Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Samoa Fifth National Report 2014 to the Convention on Biological Diversity

Samoa Forestry and Protected Area Management GEF PIF 2008

Samoa Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific GEF PIF 2011

Samoa Ridge to Reef Testing the Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem=Services GEF PIF 2013

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Action Plan for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas

Solomon Islands Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Solomon Islands Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Solomon Islands Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific GEF PIF 2008

Solomon Islands Fifth National Report on the Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Solomon Islands Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related GEF PIF 2008

Solomon Islands Integrated Forest Management GEF PIF 2013

Solomon Islands National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plan 2009

Solomon Islands Ridge to Reef Testing the Integration of Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve GEF PIF 2013

Tonga

Tonga Action Plan Implementing Convention Biological Diversity Programme Work Protected Areas 2011

Tonga Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Tonga Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Tonga Fifth National Report Convention on Biological Diversity 2014

Tonga Implementation Global Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments for SIDS GEF PIF 2011

Tonga Implementing the Island Biodiversity Programme of Work by integrating the conservation management of island biodiversity GEF PIF 2011

Tonga Ridge to Reef Testing Integration Water Land Forest Coastal Management to Preserve Ecosystem Services GEF PIF 2013

Tuvalu

Tuvalu Action Plan for Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity Programme of Work on Protected Areas 2011

Tuvalu Aichi 11 Country Data Dossier for Protected Areas Summary

Tuvalu Aichi 12 Country Data Dossier for Reducing Risk of Extinction Summary

Tuvalu Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related GEF PIF 2008

Tuvalu Implementing Ridge to Reef approach to protect biodiversity and ecosystem functions GEF PIF 2013

Tuvalu Implementing the Island Biodiversity Programme of Work by integrating the conservation management of island biodiversity GEF PIF 2010

Tuvalu National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2012 2016

Tuvalu National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Fourth National Report Convention on Biological Diversity 2009

Vanuatu

Vanuatu-Aichi-11-Country-Data-Dossier-for-Protected-Areas-Summary

Vanuatu-Aichi-12-Country-Data-Dossier-for-Reducing-Risk-of-Extinction-Summary

Vanuatu Coastal-and-Marine-Resources-Management-in-the-Coral-Triangle-of-the-Pacific-GEF-PIF-2008

Vanuatu-Fifth-National-Report-to-the-Conference-of-Parties-of-Convention-on-Biological-Diversity

Vanuatu-Forestry-and-Protected-Area-Management-GEF-PIF-2008

Vanuatu-Implementation-of-Global-and-Regional-Oceanic-Fisheries-Conventions-and-Related-Instruments-GEF-PIF-2011

Vanuatu-Integrated-Sustainable-Land-and-Coastal-Management-GEF-PIF-2013

Vanuatu-Ridge-to-Reef-Testing-the-Integration-of-Water-Land-Forest-Coastal-Management-to-Preserve-Ecosystem-Function-GEF-PIF-2013