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

Task Force Leader:

Harvey Locke
Harvey Locke






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.

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