SDGs – Philippines


A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet. We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity is not a cause. It is the key to our own survival.

goal 15 in NUMBERs


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 international agreements

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 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

Promote fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and promote appropriate access to such resources, as internationally agreed

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 and accounts

Mobilize and significantly increase financial resources from all sources to conserve and sustainably use biodiversity and ecosystems

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


Goal 15 Indicators (Preliminary data from PSA).

goal 15 in action

List of Key Government Programs, Activities, or Projects (PAPs) Contributing to Goal 15.


Protected Area Development and Management

This program covers the main in-situ measures to conserve biodiversity within and adjacent to protected areas. It will ensure that the current NIPAS coverage is rationalized by retaining and prioritizing

Protection and Conservation of Wildlife

This program of the DENR-Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) deals with the preservation, conservation and protection of wildlife, and/or maintenance, restoration and enhancement of their habitats.

Enhanced National Greening Program

This program by the DENR – Forest Management Bureau FMB) aims to reforest the estimated 7.1 million hectares of unproductive, denuded and degraded forestlands through the participation and investment if

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