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Revised Second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2018-2025.

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The Revised Second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action is a national policy with a multi-sectoral approach. The timeframe of the policy is 8 years between 2018 and 2025. The overall purpose of this revised policy is to address the biodiversity and ecosystem service values in order to strengthen biodiversity conservation, contribute to the national development and thus improving human well-being.
Food security will be ensured through conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and capacity building of all stakeholders engaged in food production. Dietary diversity and good nutrition will be promoted through use of biological resources in traditional cuisine and food cultures.
The Draft Second NBSAP has been revised in compliance with the Aichi targets. To this end, biodiversity and ecosystem service values will be integrated into the NBSAP and awareness will be raised on the values of biodiversity in order to ensure their conservation and sustainable use. The linkage between more specific regional and national instruments and plans across specific sectors and biodiversity management will be strengthened, including physical planning, forestry, land use, water, agriculture and food security, tourism, coastal zone management, marine ecosystems, health and nutrition. Best practices will be implemented for sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries to minimize risks to biodiversity and ecosystems, while ensuring economic viability and food security. Management plans will be developed and implemented for targeted valued ecosystems and biodiversity sensitive areas in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, and coastal and marine areas. Moreover, ecosystem degradation will be prevented by minimizing loss of habitats, species and genetic diversity.
The benefits for all citizens from biodiversity and ecosystem services will be generated for improved human well-being. Research will be conducted on market potential and investment opportunities using local biological resources for sustainable socio-economic development. Poverty reduction will be achieved through rural development and diversified livelihood opportunities as well as equitable sharing of benefits derived from use of biological resources. Community participation will be encouraged for sustainable biodiversity management.
Protected area management will be strengthened for the conservation of key ecosystems and priority species. Traditional knowledge will be supported and integrated into the Biodiversity Information Network. Habitat restoration technologies will be developed with a focus on soil and water conservation, pollution prevention and control, coastal zone management, reforestation, and pest and disease control. Inventory will be conducted and selected plant and animal species of significance to biodiversity conservation will be monitored. Biodiversity maps will be generated to include species, location and identification of vulnerable areas and hazards.
Ecosystem sensitive and climate resilient technologies will be developed for agri-food, fisheries production, land management, soil and water conservation, protected areas management, forest management, integrated pest and disease management and integrated nutrient management. Risk assessments and environmental impact assessments will be conducted to reduce the negative impacts of climate change and disasters on biodiversity. Measures will be taken against the introduction of invasive alien species with an emphasis on critical ecosystems and species.
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Department of Sustainable Development.
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