World Commission on Protected Areas

Beyond the Aichi Targets

The IUCN WCPA Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force will assist parties to the CBD to consider what the goals should be beyond 2020.
Dolomites, Italy, World Heritage site

Harvey LockeTask Force Leader: Harvey Locke

Business Manager Marie-Eve Marchand
Task Force Assistant Ruth Midgley


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IUCN WCPA Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force TOR April 2017

Building on the Beyond Aichi sessions held at the World Parks Congress in Sydney in 2014, the purpose of the WCPA’s Beyond the Aichi Targets Task Force is two-fold:

  1.  To help build global momentum for the Promise of Sydney to scale up conservation, using protected areas as the key conservation tool, and
  2.  To ensure that, in 2020, new global conservation targets for spatial conservation are set that would be meaningful for achieving the CBD’s basic purpose, which is the conservation of biological diversity and the halting of biodiversity loss.

Informed by the best available science, and a range of perspectives, the Task Force will ask and seek to answer what are truly sustainable conservation targets. It is understood that in a world of 7.5 billion, the targets will vary by ecological and social conditions and thus will require an ecoregion by ecoregion approach. The Task Force will not endeavour to impose a “one size fits all” approach.

Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use: an implementation framework

To save what’s left of nature on this increasingly human planet, conservation needs to become a top priority around the world, from the wildest of wildlands to the densest of cities.

We have developed the Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use implementation framework that identifies three conditions around the world: farms and cities, shared landscapes, and large wild areas.

According to each condition, suites of conservation responses and production practices are proposed to improve the state of biodiversity and to secure nature’s contributions to people while allowing for ambitious global targets. This approach would achieve scale and fairness by ensuring that every Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity has a program of action to address the condition of its own biodiversity domestically with like actions for similar conditions across the world.

Read the full paper

Harvey Locke, Erle C. Ellis, Oscar Venter, Richard Schuster, Keping Ma, Xiaoli Shen, Stephen Woodley, Naomi Kingston, Nina Bhola, Bernardo B. N. Strassburg, Axel Paulsch, Brooke Williams, James E. M. Watson. Three Global Conditions for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Use: an implementation frameworkNational Science Review 2019 6(6). DOI:10.1093/nsr/nwz136.

Check out our website to learn more about the Three Global Conditions, view the interactive map, and download your country or region map.

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