16. Monitoring in UNDP-GEF Biodiversity Projects: Balancing Conservation Priorities, Financial Realities, and Scientific Rigour

  1. Ben Collen2,
  2. Nathalie Pettorelli2,
  3. Jonathan E. M. Baillie3 and
  4. Sarah M. Durant2
  1. Sultana Bashir

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118490747.ch16

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

How to Cite

Bashir, S. (2013) Monitoring in UNDP-GEF Biodiversity Projects: Balancing Conservation Priorities, Financial Realities, and Scientific Rigour, in Biodiversity Monitoring and Conservation: Bridging the Gap between Global Commitment and Local Action (eds B. Collen, N. Pettorelli, J. E. M. Baillie and S. M. Durant), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118490747.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

  2. 3

    Conservation Programmes, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332919

Online ISBN: 9781118490747

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Keywords:

  • biodiversity conservation;
  • biodiversity projects;
  • financial realities;
  • global environment facility (GEF);
  • scientific rigour;
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Summary

This chapter considers the particular case of global environment facility (GEF)-supported biodiversity projects implemented through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and their existing and potential contribution to broader-scale biodiversity monitoring efforts. It begins with some general background on the GEF and UNDP and their respective work on biodiversity conservation. This is followed by a review of the role of biodiversity monitoring in the overall monitoring and evaluation of UNDP-GEF biodiversity projects. Then, it presents examples of direct biodiversity assessment and monitoring in UNDP-GEF projects in Asia-Pacific. The chapter concludes with a discussion of how the GEF and its partners such as UNDP could help to improve the quality, broader relevance, and sustainability of biodiversity monitoring efforts associated with GEF projects by better leveraging the substantial collective technical, scientific, and capacity development expertise and resources contained within the GEF network.