We are currently compiling some ‘Good Practice’ examples for developing indicators for National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs), and are looking for case study examples for this.
The case studies will be used to provide ‘real-life’ examples for use in a forthcoming document on ‘Incorporating Indicators into NBSAPs’. This will be publicised at international events and through the NBSAP Forum, and made widely available on the internet.

The ‘good practice’ examples and lessons will be structured around the steps in the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework, which is explained in the BIP’s ‘Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use’.
We are looking for people who have been directly involved in developing indicators for their country’s updated NBSAP and have used or referred to the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework as part of this.
You do not need to have followed the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework step by step – it is expected that developers may have chosen some steps but decided not to follow others.
You also do not need to have finalised your indicators for your NBSAP – ideally you will have at least developed (some) draft indicators for national targets, and will have considered how these will be communicated, monitored and reported.

If you would like to profile your indicator experience in this way we will send out a written questionnaire to record your case study, to be completed by 28th February. Following the questionnaire, we may ask for a short (15-20 minute) telephone interview, where we can gather more information. We will offer you the chance to review and comment on the draft text, and nothing will be finalised without your approval. If possible we would like to include examples of your country’s draft or final NBSAP targets and indicators in the case studies, to illustrate the lessons and indicator development process.

If you would like to be involved in this, please reply to Sarah.Brooks@unep-wcmc.org by 11th February 2014.

We look forward to hearing from you,

The BIP Secretariat