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Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

Partners

• Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD);
• Convention on international Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES);
• Convention on Migratory Species (CMS);
• Ramsar; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO);
• United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
• United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP);
• UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); World Health Organization (WHO);
• United Nations University Institute for Water; Environment & Health (UNU-INWEH);
• UNEP GEMS/Water;
• United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) BioTrade initiative;
• ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB);
• Alliance for Zero Extinction;
• BirdLife International;
• DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology (CIB);
• Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN);
• Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme (CBMP); Conservation International (CI);
• Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF);
• Global Footprint Network;
• Global Reporting Initiative (GRI);
• International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD);
• International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB);
• International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI);
• International Nitrogen Initiative (INI);
• International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN);
• IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC);
• IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA);
• IUCN Sustainable Use Specialist Group (SUSG);
• International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD);
• Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA);
• Nature Kenya;
• NatureServe;
• ECORA project and the Network on Environmental Training and Education for Sustainable Development of the Arctic (NETSESDA); NordBio2010;
• Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD);
• PROMEBIO initiative;
• Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew;
• RSPB;
• Sapienza University of Rome;
• Sea Around Us Project;
• EEA Streamlining European Biodiversity Indicators Initiative (SEBI); Terralingua;
• The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB);
• The Nature Conservancy (TNC);
• Tour du Valat;
• TRAFFIC;
• Umeε University;
• University of Queensland;
• Water Footprint Network;
• Wetlands International;
• WWF;
• Zoological Society of London (ZSL)

Partnership Overview | Objectives

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) was established in 2007 to provide the best available information on biodiversity trends and to monitor progress towards achieving the 2010 Target. The BIP is a global initiative comprising over forty organisations working internationally at the forefront of biodiversity indicators development.

In addition to improving global-scale indicators, the BIP has been actively involved in supporting national and regional
initiatives; facilitating indicator development and implementation that responds to country-specific national biodiversity priorities. A programme of capacity building
workshops has been run across the globe, bringing together the various institutional representatives involved in national indicator development to share experiences and best-practice. Some 45 countries have been engaged to date.

In order to support the revised and updated Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, including the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the BIP has identified the following three key objectives:

• An enlarged and enhanced partnership to facilitate experience sharing and indicator implementation in support of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020.
• A significant expansion in national capacity-strengthening for the development and use of biodiversity and ecosystem service indicators as part of NBSAP updating and implementation.
• Providing a communication hub website for developing and communicating compelling storylines from the combined suite of global indicators.

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