Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use

Author: Philip Bubb, Rosamunde Almond, Anna Chenery, Damon Stanwell-Smith and Martin Jenkins, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
Date Published: August 2010
Guidance for National Biodiversity Indicator Development and Use © 2010 Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

This guidance is designed to help the development of biodiversity indicators at the national level for uses such as reporting, policy-making, environmental management, and education. It is intended principally for the people who produce biodiversity indicators, whether they are in government agencies, academia or NGOs. In some cases biodiversity indicators are developed on a ‘one-off’ basis to meet the needs for a particular study or report, or they can be developed for long-term reporting and decision-making. This guidance can be used for both situations.