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.
The Partnership was formed in 2007 with substantial funding from the Global Environment Facility and has worked together over the last three years to develop, strengthen, implement and communicate a suite of complementary indicators, that were agreed by the parties to the CBD at COP 8 (decision VIII/15) in 2006. Th ese include indicators to measure status and trends of biodiversity, sustainable use, threats to biodiversity, ecosystem integrity and ecosystem goods and services, status of knowledge, innovations and practice, and status of resource transfers.
Th is technical compendium of the products delivered by the 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership provides details on the methodology and underlying data for each of the indicators used in the third edition of Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO-3). Yet, the document is more than a technical summary of the work of each responsible agency for the indicator under their responsibility. It is also proof that this Partnership is more than the sum of its parts. By linking sets of indicators within a logical framework, the Partnership has enabled us to develop a clearer understanding of relationships between policy actions, anthropogenic threats, the status of biodiversity and the benefi ts and services that we derive from it. Such analyses have enabled a compelling conclusion in GBO-3: despite increased eff orts of the global community to reduce the loss of the world’s biodiversity and despite selected success stories here and there, the negative trends have continued because pressures on biodiversity have remained or even increased in intensity and because we have not been able to suffi ciently infl uence the underlying drivers of biodiversity loss.
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