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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

​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

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

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

Biodiversity Indicators and the 2010 Biodiversity Target: Outputs, experiences and lessons learnt from the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

Biodiversity Indicators and the 2010 Biodiversity Target: Outputs, experiences and lessons learnt from the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

Th is report summarises the experiences and lessons learnt from the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (2010 BIP), as well as providing details of 27 global indicators developed in support of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)’s 2010 Biodiversity Target.

Biodiversity Indicator
Global indicator

Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines

Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines

The target adopted by world leaders of significantly reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 was not met but this stimulated a new suite of biodiversity targets for 2020 adopted by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2010. Indicators will be essential for monitoring progress towards these targets and the CBD will be defining a suite of relevant indicators, building on those developed for the 2010 target. Here we argue that explicitly linked sets of indicators offer a more useful framework than do individual indicators because the former are easier to understand, communicate and interpret to guide policy. A Response-Pressure-State-Benefit framework for structuring and linking indicators facilitates an understanding of the relationships between policy actions, anthropogenic threats, the status of biodiversity and the benefits that people derive from it. Such an approach is appropriate at global, regional, national and local scales but for many systems it is easier to demonstrate causal linkages and use them to aid decision making at national and local scales. We outline examples of linked indicator sets for humid tropical forests and marine fisheries as illustrations of the concept and conclude that much work remains to be done in developing both the indicators and the causal links between them.

Biodiversity Indicator
Global indicator

Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss

Linked indicator sets for addressing biodiversity loss

The target adopted by world leaders of significantly reducing the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010 was not met but this stimulated a new suite of biodiversity targets for 2020 adopted by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2010. Indicators will be essential for monitoring progress towards these targets and the CBD will be defining a suite of relevant indicators, building on those developed for the 2010 target. Here we argue that explicitly linked sets of indicators offer a more useful framework than do individual indicators because the former are easier to understand, communicate and interpret to guide policy. A Response-Pressure-State-Benefit framework for structuring and linking indicators facilitates an understanding of the relationships between policy actions, anthropogenic threats, the status of biodiversity and the benefits that people derive from it. Such an approach is appropriate at global, regional, national and local scales but for many systems it is easier to demonstrate causal linkages and use them to aid decision making at national and local scales. We outline examples of linked indicator sets for humid tropical forests and marine fisheries as illustrations of the concept and conclude that much work remains to be done in developing both the indicators and the causal links between them.

Biodiversity Indicator
Global indicator