Home About Indicator Development Partners Resources Dashboard

Resources

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

Developing indicators for national targets as part of NBSAP updating: Examples of the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework in practice

Developing indicators for national targets as part of NBSAP updating: Examples of the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework in practice

This document gives a number of worked examples of developing biodiversity indicators for countries’ NBSAPs. It aims to show the steps and processes involved in developing one or more indicators that help show progress made towards the achievement of a national target. The examples and conclusions shown are drawn from the results of a number of BIP workshops around the world.

Biodiversity Indicator
National use
Targets
NBSAPs

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

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

CBD Technical Series 72: Earth Observation for Biodiversity Monitoring

CBD Technical Series 72: Earth Observation for Biodiversity Monitoring

This report shows how earth observation technologies can and should fit into systems for biodiversity monitoring, as well as demonstrates how these approaches could further improve relevant indicators for the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. It illustrates a clear track from observations done by remote sensing platforms through Essential Biodiversity Variables to biodiversity indicators and ultimately to the assessment of progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and ultimately in support of evidence-based decision making. There is clearly huge potential for involving the wide range of current and emerging Earth Observation products in biodiversity monitoring. However, it is imperative that a balance is achieved between innovation in new products and the continuity of existing earth observations. A consistent, comparable readily available time series of biodiversity-relevant earth observations, such as long-term land cover change, is a pressing need. If this need were filled it would greatly enhance our ability to keep biodiversity and ecosystems under proper review and take well informed policy decisions.

Global indicator
Data
Remote sensing

Measuring Ecosystem Services: Guidance on Developing Ecosystem Services Indicators

Measuring Ecosystem Services: Guidance on Developing Ecosystem Services Indicators

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:

Indicator development
Biodiversity Indicator
Global indicator
Regional use
Ecosystem services

BIP Organisational Structure and Operational Principles

BIP Organisational Structure and Operational Principles

This paper presents a revised set of BIP objectives and membership criteria for 2016-2020. The structure and operational principles aim to ensure the effectiveness of the BIP as it continues to respond to user needs and provide the best available biodiversity information for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and other related initiatives.

BIP Structure

Open Consultation for New Indicators: Report

Open Consultation for New Indicators: Report

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.

Indicator development