Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action

Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action

Editor(s): Ben Collen, Nathalie Pettorelli, Jonathan E. M. Baillie, Sarah M. Durant

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013 04:38AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444332919

Online ISBN: 9781118490747

DOI: 10.1002/9781118490747

About this Book

As the impacts of anthropogenic activities increase in both magnitude and extent, biodiversity is coming under increasing pressure. Scientists and policy makers are frequently hampered by a lack of information on biological systems, particularly information relating to long-term trends. Such information is crucial to developing an understanding as to how biodiversity may respond to global environmental change. Knowledge gaps make it very difficult to develop effective policies and legislation to reduce and reverse biodiversity loss.

This book explores the gap between global commitments to biodiversity conservation, and local action to track biodiversity change and implement conservation action. High profile international political commitments to improve biodiversity conservation, such as the targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity, require innovative and rapid responses from both science and policy. This multi-disciplinary perspective highlights barriers to conservation and offers novel solutions to evaluating trends in biodiversity at multiple scales.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Species-Based Indicators of Biodiversity Change

    1. Chapter 2

      Tracking Change in National-Level Conservation Status: National Red Lists (pages 17–44)

      Ben Collen, Janine Griffiths, Yolan Friedmann, Jon Paul Rodriguez, Franklin Rojas-Suàrez and Jonathan E. M. Baillie

    2. Chapter 4

      Tracking Change in Abundance: The Living Planet Index (pages 71–94)

      Ben Collen, Louise McRae, Jonathan Loh, Stefanie Deinet, Adriana De Palma, Robyn Manley and Jonathan E. M. Baillie

  2. Part II: Indicators of the Pressures on Biodiversity

    1. Chapter 8

      Exploitation Indices: Developing Global and National Metrics of Wildlife Use and Trade (pages 159–188)

      Rosamunde E. A. Almond, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Thomasina E. E. Oldfield, Louise McRae and Steven de Bie

  3. Part III: The Next Generation of Biodiversity Indicators

    1. Chapter 10

      Indicator Bats Program: A System for the Global Acoustic Monitoring of Bats (pages 211–247)

      Kate E. Jones, Jon A. Russ, Andriy-Taras Bashta, Zoltálan Bilhari, Colin Catto, István Csősz, Alexander Gorbachev, Páleter Győrfi, Alice Hughes, Igor Ivashkiv, Natalia Koryagina, Anikálo Kurali, Steve Langton, Alanna Collen, Georgiana Margiean, Ivan Pandourski, Stuart Parsons, Igor Prokofev, Abigel Szodoray-Paradi, Farkas Szodoray-Paradi, Elena Tilova, Charlotte L. Walters, Aidan Weatherill and Oleg Zavarzin

    2. Chapter 13

      Science to Policy Linkages for the Post-2010 Biodiversity Targets (pages 291–310)

      Georgina M. Mace, Charles Perrings, Philippe Le Prestre, Wolfgang Cramer, Sandra Díaz, Anne Larigauderie, Robert J. Scholes and Harold A. Mooney

  4. Part IV: Biodiversity Monitoring in Practice

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