17. Scaling Up or Down? LinkingGlobal and National Biodiversity Indicators and Reporting

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

Published Online: 25 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118490747.ch17

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

Bubb, P. (2013) Scaling Up or Down? LinkingGlobal and National Biodiversity Indicators and Reporting, 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.ch17

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. United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), 219 Huntingdon Road, Cambridge, CB3 0DL, 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 indicator reporting;
  • convention on biological diversity (CBD);
  • global biodiversity indicators;
  • national biodiversity indicators;
  • national capacity;
  • regional indicators

Summary

This chapter examines the motivations and methods for producing global- and national-scale biodiversity indicators in support of the implementation of the convention on biological diversity (CBD), to identify the constraints and opportunities for strengthening the linkages between these scales. It focuses on the CBD, since it is the only international convention targeted at conserving global biodiversity, as well as its implementation by parties at the national and regional scales. The chapter first reviews the uses, means of production, and challenges of biodiversity indicators at the global scale, and then at the national and regional scales. The experiences to date and opportunities for increasing cross-scale linkages of indicators as part of implementation of the CBD are then identified, concluding with recommendations for reporting and capacity building.