Welcome to the South Asia Regional Implementation Support Network for Achieving Aichi Biodiversity Target 11, being launched on 22 November 2018.
This Network has been created in response to Decision XIII/2 paragraph 9 (d) of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which invites Parties, other governments, relevant partners, regional agencies, bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, in conjunction with the Secretariat to, inter alia, facilitate support networks at the regional and sub-regional level, for achieving Target 11 and its various elements by 2020.
This Network will support nine countries in the South Asia region: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It will facilitate the decentralised implementation of focused actions, identified in NBSAPs and other commitments, for achieving Target 11 by 2020, in the South Asia region.
This network aims to:
- Support the development, implementation and monitoring of the South Asia regional implementation action plan for achieving Target 11 by 2020;
- Foster dialogue and experience sharing between peers; and
- Share best practices, technical guidance, tools, lessons learned on protected areas and OECMs.
This Network is open to all agencies engaged in the work of conservation in the South Asia region.