Target 12 – Reducing risk of extinction

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.

Key message

IPLCs’ traditional knowledge, conservation actions and expertise on the status and trends in abundance of threatened species will be invaluable for achieving this target, in particular through the use of community-based monitoring for early identification and signalling of problems or threats. Many threatened species, including emblematic species, have been actively conserved by communities through totem restrictions, hunting/harvest taboos, sacred groves, or use restrictions.

Summary of progress towards the target