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Targets for the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

a) Understanding and documenting plant diversity:

Target 1: An online flora of all known plants.

Target 2: A assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species, as far as possible, to guide conservation action.

Target 3: Information, research and associated outputs, and methods necesary to implement the Strategy developed and shared.

b) Conserving plant diversity:

Target 4: At least 15% of each ecological region or vegetation type secured through effective management and/or restoration.

Target 5: At least 75% of the most important areas for plant diversity of each ecological region protected with effective management in place for conserving plants and their genetic diversity.

Target 6: At least 75% of production lands in each sector managed sustainably, consistent with the conservation of plant diversity.

Target 7: At least 75% of known threatened species conserved in situ.

Target 8: At least 75% of threatened plant species in ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin, and at least 20% available for recovery and restoration programmes.

Target 9: 70% of the genetic diversity of crops, including their wild relatives and other major socio-economically valuable plant species conserved, while respecting, preserving and maintaining associated indigenous and local knowledge.

Target 10: Effective management plans in place to prevent new biological invasions and to manage important areas for plant diversity that are invaded.

c) Using plant diversity sustainably:

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

Target 12: All wild-harvested plant-based products sourced sustainably.

Target 13: Indigenous and local knowledge, innovations and practices associated with plant resources maintained or increased, as appropriate, to support customary use, sustainable livelihoods, local food security and health care.

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 sufficient according to national needs, to achieve the targets of this Strategy.

Target 16: Insitutions, networks and partnerships for plants conservation established or strengthened at national, regional and international levels to achieve the targets of this Strategy.