Goal 15 Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

5 / 12

targets with data available for at least one indicator

6 / 14

indicators with data available for South Africa


indicator coverage for Goal 15 in South Africa


South Africa currently has data on these targets for Goal 15 in their national policies.

Target 15.1 

Conserve and Restore Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems

2/2 covered

Target 15.2 

Sustainably Manage All Forests

1/1 covered

Target 15.3 

Stop Desertification and Restore Degraded Land

1/1 covered

Target 15.4 

Ensure Conservation of Mountain Ecosystems

1/2 covered

Target 15.5 

Protect Biodiversity and Natural Habitats

1/1 covered

Target 15.6 

Promote Fair Share of Benefits from, and Access to Genetic Resources

0/1 covered

Target 15.7 

Eliminate Poaching and Trafficking of Protected Species

0/1 covered

Target 15.8 

Prevent Invasive Alien Species on Land and in Water Ecosystems

0/1 covered

Target 15.9 

Integrate Ecosystem and Biodiversity in Governmental Planning

0/1 covered

Target 15.a 

Increase Financial Resources to Conserve and Sustainably Use Ecosystem and Biodiversity

0/1 covered

Target 15.b 

Finance and Incentivize Sustainable Forest Management

0/1 covered

Target 15.c 

Combat Global Poaching and Trafficking

0/1 covered

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Explore the Goal 15 in the context of South Africa through the latest related policies.

South Africa's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan


South Africa's National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan 2015-2025


National Protected Areas Expansion Strategy of South Africa


National Integrated Strategy to Combat Wildlife Trafficking


National Environment Management Act


National Action Programme Combatting Land Degradation to Alleviate Rural Poverty