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Like Minded Megadiverse Countries Carta on Achieving Aichi Target 11

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Like Minded Megadiverse Countries Carta on Achieving Aichi Target 11

On 3rd December, the Ministers and High level representatives of 19 Megadiverse countries- Colombia,Brazil,Venezuela,Mexico,Costa Rica,Peru,Ecuador,Guatemala,China,Indonesia,Iran,India,Malaysia,Philippines,Ethiopia,South Africa,Kenya,Madagascar and DR Congo having met in the margins of the High Level Segment of the 13th CBD COP and adopted LMMC Carta on achieving Aichi Target 11.Richness of LMMCs, corresponding to various elements of Aichi Target 11.:
_ The LMMC contains 36% of all global terrestrial protected areas recorded in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) in 2016;
_ The LMMC contains 480 of the 821 terrestrial ecoregions (TEs), 228 of which are found exclusively in the LMMC, and in 128 of these exclusive TEs, more than 10% of the area is covered by reported protected areas;
_ The marine space of 18 LMMC countries includes 89 marine ecoregions (MEs), 36 of which exist exclusively in the LMMC, and in 13 of these exclusive MEs, more than 10% of the area is covered by reported protected areas;
_ The LMMC contains 20% of the Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas identified, 61% of all Alliance for Zero Extinction sites identified, and 25% of other key biodiversity areas;

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23 December, 2016 - 14:23