15: Life on Land


SDG15 is about protecting life on land

Achieving this target ensures the protection, restoration and promotion of sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, while sustainably managing forests, combating desertification, and halting and reversing land degradation and biodiversity loss, and, by 2020, ensuring 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.

Urgent action would be taken to end poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna and address both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products.