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Ramsar Target 16

Ramsar Target 16

Wetlands conservation and wise use are mainstreamed through communication, capacity development, education, participation and awareness.

Baseline

World Wetland Day

  • 89% of Parties have branded Word Wetlands Day activities. (National Reports to COP12).
  • In 2015 884 World Wetland Day activities or events reported to the Secretariat. (Data source: Ramsar Secretariat CEPA program)
  • In 2015, [379} internet references (in the press) to World Wetland Day activities. (Data source: Meltwater internet analysis).
  • In 2015, [58, 566} individual visits to the World Wetlands Day website. {Data source: worldwetlandsday.org website }.
  • In 2015 Social media links to World Wetland Day: 16,135,974 people reached in FaceBook . (Data source: https://www.facebook.com/RamsarConventionOnWetlands) .
  • 795 views of WWD message from Youtube channel (Data source Ramsar Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/RamsarConvention)
  • 292,100 reached in Twitter (Data source https://twitter.com/RamsarConv)

CEPA programmes

  • 80% of Parties with a) a governmental CEPA National Focal Point and 69% of Parties with b) a non-governmental National Focal Point. (Data source: Ramsar Secretariat Data Base and National Reports to COP12).
  • 27% of Parties have established national action plans for wetland CEPA. (National Reports to COP12).

Visitor centres

  • By COP12, 636 centres (visitor centres, interpretation centres, education centres) have been established in Ramsar sites. (National Reports to COP12).
  • By COP12, 309 centres established at other wetlands. (National Reports to COP12).
Indicator

World Wetland Day

  • % of Parties that have branded World Wetlands Day activities. (Data source: National Reports).
  • Number of World Wetland Day activities or events reported to the Secretariat. (Data source: Ramsar CEPA program).
  • Number of internet references to World Wetland Day activities. {Data source: internet analysis}.
  • Number of internet references to the Ramsar Convention. {Data source: internet analysis}.
  • Number of social media links to World Wetland Day. {Data source: social media analysis}.

CEPA programmes

  • % of Parties with a) a governmental CEPA National Focal Point and b) a non-governmental National Focal Point (Data source: National Reports).
  • % of Parties that have established national action plans for wetland CEPA. (Data source: National Reports).

Visitor centres

  • Number of centres (visitor centres, interpretation centres, education centres) have been established in Ramsar Sites. (Data source: National Reports).
  • Number of centres at other wetlands. (Data source: National Reports).

Possible further indicators that may be developed

  • {Indicator(s) related to whether and how wetland conservation and wise-use issues are included formal education programmes}

Mapping with Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

TARGET 21. Ensure That Knowledge Is Available and Accessible To Guide Biodiversity Action

Ensure that the best available data, information and knowledge, are accessible to decision makers, practitioners and the public to guide effective and equitable governance, integrated and participatory management of biodiversity, and to strengthen communication, awareness-raising, education, monitoring, research and knowledge management and, also in this context, traditional knowledge, innovations, practices and technologies of indigenous peoples and local communities should only be accessed with their free, prior and informed consent, * in accordance with national legislation.

Free, prior and informed consent refers to the tripartite terminology of “prior and informed consent” or “free, prior and informed consent” or “approval and involvement.

Headline indicator
  • 21.1 Indicator on biodiversity information for the monitoring the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
Component indicator
  • Species Status Index
  • Extent to which (a) global citizenship education and (b) education for sustainable development, including gender equality and human rights, are mainstreamed at all levels in: (i) national education policies, (ii) curricula, (iii) teacher education and (iv) student assessments
Complementary indicator
  • Growth in number of records and species in the Living Planet Index database
  • Growth in species occurrence records accessible through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility
  • Growth in marine species occurrence records accessible through the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS)
  • Proportion of known species assessed through The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™
  • Number of assessments on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™
  • World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) bioliteracy survey (Biodiversity literacy in global zoo and aquarium visitors)
  • Species Status Information Index

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 2.4

By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality

SDG Target 6.a

By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies

SDG Target 11.3

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

SDG Target 13.1

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries

SDG Target 13.3

Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning

SDG Target 15.7

Take urgent action to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products

Mapping with CBD - Aichi Targets

Aichi Target 1

By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.

Aichi Target 18

By 2020, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention with the full and effective participation of indigenous and local communities, at all relevant levels.

Mapping with indicators