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Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use

Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use - French

Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use - Spanish

Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use - Arabic

Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use - Russian

Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use - English

This document gives an overview of the components and recommendations for selecting and using biodiversity indicators at the national and regional scales. The information in this document compliments and builds upon the information found in the 'Indicator Development' section of this website.

Indicator development
Framework

Incorporating indicators into NBSAPs: Guidance for Practitioners

Incorporating indicators into NBSAPs: Guidance for Practitioners

This document gives guidance on the use of indicators in the preparation and implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). It is for practitioners worldwide who are involved in the revision and updating of their countries’ NBSAP.

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator

Using global biodiversity indicators and underlying data to support NBSAP development and national reporting:

Using global biodiversity indicators and underlying data to support NBSAP development and national reporting: Roadmap to support NBSAP practitioners

Many of the global indicators brought together under the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) are comprised of national level data, or in some cases if not derived from national data, can be disaggregated at the national level. This Roadmap has been produced to create awareness of the possible use of the global indicators and their underlying data for supporting NBSAP implementation and national reporting requirements.

Biodiversity Indicator
Disaggregations

Review of national approaches to assessing progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

Review of national approaches to assessing progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets

It is evident that a variety of approaches are used by countries in order to assess their progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets in Part III of their National Reports. This document aims to identify and summarise these approaches, and the strengths, limitations and considerations for use of each of these.

CBD
Case studies
National reports

Key Knowledge for Successful Biodiversity Indicators

Key Knowledge for Successful Biodiversity Indicators - English

Key Knowledge for Successful Biodiversity Indicators - Russian

This document is designed as a quick reference guide for the development of successful biodiversity indicators. It complements the ‘Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use’ which provides more detailed information and examples. This document contains ‘top tips’ for developing successful biodiversity indicators, an introduction to key concepts and definitions and key knowledge for following the ten steps of the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework.

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator

Living Planet Index: Guidance for national and regional use

Living Planet Index: Guidance for national and regional use

This guidance document is one of a series produced with the support of the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP) to assist Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) track their progress towards the CBD’s 2010 Target. The Living Planet Index (LPI) has been selected as one of the indicators suitable for assessing progress towards and communicating the 2010 Target at a global level. The aim of this document is to provide information to support the calculation and interpretation of the Living Planet Index at the national and regional scales.

Global indicator
Methodology

IUCN Red List Index: Guidance for national and regional use

IUCN Red List Index: Guidance for national and regional use

This guidance document to support national and regional use of the IUCN Red List Index is a product of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. It has been developed by IUCN and its partner organizations.

Biodiversity Indicator
Methodology

Coverage of protected areas: Guidance for national and regional use

Coverage of protected areas: Guidance for national and regional use

This guidance document is one of a series produced with the support of the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP) to assist Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to track their progress towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Coverage of Protected Areas has been selected as one of the indicators suitable for assessing progress towards and communicating the 2010 Target at the global level. The aim of this document is to provide guidance to support the calculation and interpretation of the Coverage of Protected Areas indicator at the national and regional scales.

Biodiversity Indicator
Methodology
Protected areas

E-learning module: Developing Biodiversity Indicators

Developing Biodiversity Indicators

The BIP has produced an e-learning module on 'Developing Biodiversity Indicators'

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator
E-learning
Framework

CBD Technical Series No. 58: Developing Ecosystem Service Indicators: Experiences and lessons learned from sub-global assessments and other initiatives

CBD Technical Series No. 58: Developing Ecosystem Service Indicators: Experiences and lessons learned from sub-global assessments and other initiatives

This report represents the efforts of a wide group of experts who were challenged with identifying how we might improve our understanding of ecosystem services using indicators. It focuses on the practical details of monitoring and measuring ecosystem services at scales that are relevant for policy and management. Drawing from a range of case studies and a thorough analysis of the literature, it lays out both the challenges to developing reliable indicators and the opportunities for improving and enhancing what we currently know.

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator
Ecosystem services