Target 18: By 2022, the traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of local Swazi communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources, are documented, recognised and promoted.
Current situation: Despite the importance of the country’s biodiversity and its close ties with the country’s culture, certain components of Swazi culture and traditional knowledge are not documented. This makes their incorporation into conservation initiatives difficult.
Strategic Action 1: Promote the role of Traditional Knowledge in conservation.
Strategic Action 2: Protect and document traditional knowledge, innovations and practises relevant to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
Swaziland’s Biodiversity Targets
Address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by mainstreaming biodiversity across government and society
Enhance the benefits to all from biodiversity and ecosystem services.