Áreas protegidas

OECMs

Ilse of Vilm, Gernmany Photo: Brent Mitchell
IUCN WCPA Task Force on Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures.

In 2010, the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10/CBD) adopted the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as part of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020. Target 11 calls 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” (OECMs).

Task Force Leaders

Kathy MacKinnon 
Kathy MacKinnon
Harry Jonas 
Harry Jonas

Task Force ToRs

WCPA, Vilm

 The Task Force has over 100 members and honorary members from over 30 countries.

Since its inception, the Task Force has held three expert meetings (in Cambridge, Vilm and Vancouver) and presented its progress at events at the twentieth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (April 2016), the World Conservation Congress (September 2016), and the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (December 2016). The Task Force is currently supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN), the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and SwedBio.

2017-2020 Workplan

2017

  • December : Present progress at CBD SBSTTA 21

2018

  • February : Support two OECM-related technical expert workshops being hosted by the CBD Secretariat 
  • July : Present final Guidelines to the CBD Secretariat ahead of SBSTTA 22 
  • November : Present Guidelines at the CBD COP 14 

2019-2020

  • Support national implementation of the Guidelines 
  • Support work to ensure OECMs are included in the post-2020 framework
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