Though Sudan is rich in biodiversity and includes ‘hotspot’ areas distributed all over its savannah region, its biodiversity habitat is facing a continued degradation and change due to poor awareness among policy makers and local communities alike. Awareness about the values of biodiversity conservation and protection and development becomes a critical and crucial factor for changing attitudes and behaviour of policy makers, managers and users of natural resources base in the Sudan. The NBSAP (2015-2020) thus adopted the Aichi target 1 as its main target to incorporate awareness into its national development strategies and plans and to implement the concept at central and local community levels. The awareness is to be shared among scientists and researchers and is also important to target the public and the communities at the locality levels including women and youth.
Aichi Target 1: By 2020, at the latest, people are aware of the values of biodiversity and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably.