The Earth's biological resources are vital to humanity's economic and social development. As a result, there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations. At the same time, the threat to species and ecosystems caused by human activities has never been so great.
This document in Russian aims to help government staff responsible for biodiversity and sustainable development to have effective indicators and information systems for their work.
It presents the results and guidance materials from two projects implemented by the UN Environment Europe Office and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre from 2014 to 2016, with funding by the European Commission.
UNEP-WCMC has made available in Russian its guide "Approaches to Mapping Ecosystem Services", which can be downloaded (13MB) from
UNEP-WCMC has made available in Russian its e-learning course "Including Ecosystem Services in NBSAPs"
This module is available in the NBSAP Curriculum of ConservationTraining at
UNEP-WCMC has translated its guidance document "Key Knowledge on Developing Biodiversity Indicators" to Russian.
This 12 page document summarises the Biodiversity Indicator Development Framework and its ten steps for successful indicators. It is available as an attachment to this message.
The translation was funded as part of the UN Environment project "“Strengthening MEA Synergies & NBSAPs for the Pan European Region”
UNEP-WCMC has translated its Guidance document "Mapping Biodiversity Priorities" to Russian.
Covers aspects related to transboundary protected areas and regional networks, including their establishment, planning, management and assessment. It will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this course.
Covers aspects related to integrating protected areas into the wider landscape, seascape and strategies, including the development of conservation corridors, and mainstreaming protected areas into other sectors. It will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this course.
Provides an overview of appropriate technology and its relationship to protected area planning, management, assessment and monitoring. It will take you approximately 2 hours to complete this course.