Developing National Indicators for the Aichi Targets: Skills and Resources

Biodiversity Indicators Capacity Strengthening-experiences from Africa

This report presents many of the results, lessons learnt and recommendations from the Biodiversity Indicators Capacity Strengthening in Africa project, which assisted countries in eastern and southern Africa to develop national biodiversity indicators on a sustainable basis, utilising existing data to address national priority issues.

Guidance for national biodiversity indicator development & use

This document is designed to help with the development of biodiversity indicators at the national level for uses such as reporting, policy-making, environmental management, and education. It is intended for potential biodiversity indicator developers, whether they are in government agencies, academia or NGOs.

The guidance is presented in two sections:

The first defines what an indicator is and examines the multiple uses of biodiversity indicators.

The second explains a series of steps in successful indicator development.

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