Biodiversity Targets

Even though we are a small project we can contribute to the following international biodiversity targets:

UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Craft development initiative
  • Local employment of reintroduction monitors
  • Protecting a culturally important species, so safeguarding our heritage.
  • Woman-led team
  • Predominantly female team
  • Supporting women students in science
  • Partners: Woman’s Leadership and Training Programme
  • Preventing the extinction of the Southern ground-hornbill.
  • Protecting a flagship and umbrella species thus benefitting a myriad of other species.
  • We love partnership and collaboration.
  • IUCN SSC Hornbill Specialist Group
  • Southern Ground-hornbill Working Group/ Thunderbird Task Team

Aichi targets

Strategic Goal A: Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society


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.

  • extensive education programme in both urban and rural areas
  • presented in mother-tongue
  • engaging other range-states to join the fight

Target 2

By 2020, at the latest, biodiversity values have been integrated into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies and planning processes and are being incorporated into national accounting, as appropriate, and reporting systems.

  • Strengthening environmental impact assessment avian 
  • Developing species-specific guidelines for windfarms assessments

Strategic Goal B: Reduce the direct pressures on biodiversity and promote sustainable use


Target 7

By 2020 areas under agriculture, aquaculture and forestry are managed sustainably, ensuring conservation of biodiversity.

  • Custodianship programme
  • Land-use best practice guidelines

Strategic Goal C: To improve the status of biodiversity by safeguarding ecosystems, species and genetic diversity


Target 12

By 2020 the extinction of known threatened species has been prevented and their conservation status, particularly of those most in decline, has been improved and sustained.

  • Our mandate is to ensure that the conservation status of the Southern Ground-hornbill is improved and sustained, so all our activities are with this ultimate goal in mind.

Strategic Goal E: Enhance implementation through participatory planning, knowledge management and capacity building


Target 17

By 2015 each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated national biodiversity strategy and action plan.

  • National Biodiversity Management Plan in draft
  • IUCN CPSG Conservation Plan as part of Population and Habitat Viability Assessment
  • Single Species Recovery Plan

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.

  • Recognition of cultural importance
  • Documentation and understanding on Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Empowering rural communities in conservation skills
  • Creating local pride and custodianship
  • Bespoke conservation programmes developed together with communities

Target 19

By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.


  • Scientific publications
  • Protocols
  • Husbandry manual
  • Best-practice guidelines
  • Publication of failed interventions
  • Share data and information with ex-situ community