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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

Biodiversity Indicator Capacity Strengthening in Africa

Biodiversity Indicator Capacity Strengthening in Africa

This document presents examples of the indicators produced as a result of the Biodiversity Capacity Strengthening in Africa project and is designed as a means for sharing experiences and lessons learnt with biodiversity indicator developers across the globe. The report concludes with key challenges and needs for future national indicator development identified by the project partners.

Biodiversity Indicator
Africa
Uganda
Ethiopia
Botswana

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

​Biodiversity Indicators for National Use: Experience and Guidance

​Biodiversity Indicators for National Use: Experience and Guidance

This document contains the results of a project carried out with four country partners in order to develop biodiversity indicators for national use.

Ecuador
Kenya
The Philippines
Ukraine

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

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2015

UK Biodiversity Indicators 2015

Biodiversity policy is a devolved responsibility in the UK: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have each developed or are developing their own biodiversity or environment strategies. Indicators are being developed to track progress with the respective commitments in each country. The UK indicators have a specific purpose for international reporting and were selected following consultation and agreement between the administrations. The indicators provide a flexible framework and a common set of methodologies which in some cases can also be used for country reporting. The indicators may be subject to further review as necessary.

Biodiversity Indicator
UK

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

Review of the global indicator suite, key global gaps and indicator options for future assessment of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

Review of the global indicator suite, key global gaps and indicator options for future assessment of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020

The Terms of Reference for the AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 (decision XII/1), called on the AHTEG to ‘identify a small set of measureable potential indicators that could be used to monitor progress at the global level towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets with a focus on those that are currently not well addressed and those that may be relevant to the United Nations post-2015 development agenda and sustainable development goals’. This document has been developed to support the AHTEG by identifying gaps in the current suite of indicators brought together under the BIP, building upon the indicative list of indicators adopted in decision XI/3 and reviewing potential indicators to fill these gaps. This document is not a report on the state of the world’s indicators.

Biodiversity Indicator
CBD
Global indicator
Strategic Plan
Gap analysis