Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss.
TARGETS FOR SDG FIFTEEN
By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and
inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests,
wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under
By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management
of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded
forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally.
By 2030, combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including
land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve
a land degradation-neutral world.
By 2030, ensure the conservation of mountain ecosystems, including their
biodiversity, in order to enhance their capacity to provide benefits
that are essential for sustainable development.
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.
By 2020, introduce measures to prevent the introduction and significantly
reduce the impact of invasive alien species on land and water ecosystems
and control or eradicate the priority species.
By 2020, integrate ecosystem and biodiversity values into national
and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies
Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources
to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems.
Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural
habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent
the extinction of threatened species.
Mobilize significant resources from all sources and at all levels
to finance sustainable forest management and provide adequate incentives
to developing countries to advance such management, including for
conservation and reforestation.
Enhance global support for efforts to combat poaching and trafficking of
protected species, including by increasing the capacity of local communities
to pursue sustainable livelihood opportunities.