20 Jul CTC Becomes Part of IUCN-led Task Force to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Conservation Targets

27558897963_797459e11b_oCTC has joined a multi-national Task Force led by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in crafting criteria to help member countries of the Convention on Biological Diversity achieve their commitment to the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.

The Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted in 2010, call for at least 17 per cent of terrestrial and inland water areas and 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas to be conserved by way of well-connected systems of protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures (OECM). In response to this, IUCN is leading a Task Force on OECM with a view to providing guidance to countries on how to comply with this target.

CTC, represented by its Training and Learning Manager Hesti Widodo, attended the Task Force’s second meeting conducted on Vilm Island, Germany, from  June 30 to  July 4, 2016. She will continue to work with the Task Force to test and verify proposed criteria against selected case studies. The draft criteria will then be presented to stakeholders at the World Conservation Congress in Hawaii in September 2016 and for consideration by the CBD member countries in December 2016.  It is expected that by the end of 2018, there will standard guideline to identify and measure OECMs as part of country contribution towards Aichi Target 11.

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