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Targets for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

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a) Understanding and documenting plant diversity:

Target 1: A widely accessible working list of known plant species, as a step towards a complete world flora.

Target 2: A preliminary assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species, at national, regional and international levels.

Target 3: Development of models with protocols for plant conservation and sustainable use, based on research and practical experience.

b) Conserving plant diversity:

Target 4: At least 10% of each of the world’s ecological regions effectively conserved.

Target 5: Protection of 50% of the most important areas for plant diversity assured.

Target 6: At least 30% of production lands managed consistent with the conservation of plant diversity

Target 7: 60% of the world’s threatened species conserved in situ.

Target 8: 60% of threatened plant specie in accessible ex-situ collections, preferably in the country of origin and 10% of them included in recovery and restoration programmes.

Target 9: 70% of the genetic diversity of crops and other major socio-economically valuable plant species conserved and associated indigenous and local knowledge maintained.

Target 10: Management plans in place of at least 100 major alien species that threaten pants, plant communicates and associated habitats and ecosystems.

c) Using plant diversity sustainably:

Target 11: No species of wild flora endangered by international trade

Target 12: 30% of plant-based products derived from sources that are sustainably managed.

Target 13: The decline of plant resources, and associated indigenous and local knowledge, innovations and practices that support sustainable livelihoods, local food security and health care, halted.

d) Promoting education and awareness about plant diversity

Target 14: The importance of plant diversity and the need for its conservation incorporated into communication, educational and public-awareness programmes.

e) Building capacity for the conservation of plant diversity:

Target 15: The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities in plant conservation increased, according to national needs, to achieve the targets of this strategy.

Target 16: Networks for plants conservation activities established or strengthened at national, regional and international levels.