Description/achievement of initiative
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; and Providing a communication hub website for developing and communicating compelling storylines from the combined suite of global indicators.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
CBD, CITES, CMS, FAO, Ramsar, UNDP, UNEP, UNEP-WCMC, UNESCO, WHO, UNU-INWEH, UNEP GEMS/Water, UNCTAD),, BioTrade initiative, ACB, Alliance for Zero Extinction, BirdLife International, CIB, CIESIN, CBMP, CI, GBIF, GRI, ICIMOD, IIFB, ILRI); INI
Nature Kenya; NatureServe;
Sapienza University of Rome
Sea Around Us Project
Tour du Valat
University of Queensland
Water Footprint Network; Wetlands International;
Zoological Society of London