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In 2010, in Nagoya, Japan, 193 countries meeting for the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) agreed on the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity to promote effective implementation of the convention.


The Strategic Plan includes 20 headline targets, known as the Aichi Targets, which aim to reduce global pressures on our natural world, and cover a range of topics from avoiding extinctions of threatened species, to reducing subsidies that are harmful to the environment, to protecting 17 percent of Earth’s land and 10 percent of its seas by 2020.

The Strategic Plan stipulates that partnerships at all levels are required for its effective implementation to leverage actions at the necessary scale; to garner the ownership needed to ensure mainstreaming of biodiversity across sectors of government, society and the economy; and to find synergies with national implementation of multilateral environmental agreements. Potential implementation partners include governments, nongovernmental organizations, indigenous and local communities, civil society and the private sector.

The parties to the convention have an enormous challenge ahead of them to achieve the Aichi targets, and every step taken towards these targets is important. To date, CEPF has supported more than 1,900 civil society grantee partners in more than 80 countries for projects that not only implement CEPF’s conservation strategies, but also make significant contributions to the Aichi targets. This report highlights CEPF grantee contributions to the Aichi targets and illustrates how civil society can be a productive partner in our global efforts to conserve biodiversity.

Read the CBD Report (PDF - 5.2 MB)

Other materials related to CEPF and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets:


Ecosystem Profile Summary Brochures
Caribbean Islands Biodiversity Hotspot
English (PDF - 3.8 MB) / French (PDF - 3.9 MB) / Spanish (PDF - 4 MB)

East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot
English (PDF - 3.4 MB) / French (PDF - 3.4 MB)

Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity Hotspot
English (PDF - 2.5 MB) / French (PDF - 2.6 MB)​ / Arabic (PDF - 1.1 MB)

Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
English​ (PDF - 3.3 KB)

Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany Biodiversity Hotspot
English (PDF - 3 MB) / Portuguese (PDF - 3 MB)

Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot
English (PDF - 3 MB) / French (PDF - 3 MB) / Arabic​ (PDF 1.3 MB)​