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.
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.
Using global biodiversity indicators and underlying data to support NBSAP development and national reporting:
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.
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.
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.
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.
These guidelines have been produced to support the development of ecosystem service indicators at the national and regional level for uses in reporting, assessments, policy making, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem management, environmental management, development planning and education. The guidance contains four key sections:
In Summer 2016, an Open Consultation was conducted to identify additional indicators and datasets which had not previously been included in the CBD's list of indicators, but which could prove useful in tracking progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. The Consultation was widely disseminated, in order to attract responses not only from within the biodiversity community but from other sectors and other practitioners. The results of this Consultation are discussed in the attached report.
This flyer has been developed to showcase how the BIP supports national use of biodiversity indicators.