Target 6: By 2022 all of Swaziland’s aquatic resources are sustainably managed.
Current status: Only a small proportion of the country’s aquatic habitats is under legal protection. Whilst aquatic and forest ecosystems have the highest number of species per unit area, the aquatic ecosystem is the least studied in the country. Aquatic habitats are under threat mainly from pollution, habitat alteration and unsustainable harvesting of resources. Drainage of wetlands for development (agriculture, roads and housing) is a major concern.
Strategic Initiative 1: Ensure optimal utilization and conservation of aquatic resources (wetlands, rivers, etc.)
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.