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Incorporating and utilising spatial data and mapping for National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

This best practice document provides a summary of the above guidance; produced by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (a web link to the full report follows the document text). This document is designed to support National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plan (NBSAP) practitioners in producing updated NBSAPs that incorporate spatial planning considerations through the use of spatial data and mapping. It outlines NBSAP revision steps and points of entry for incorporating spatial data and mapping.

Incorporating Indicators Into NBSAPs - Guidance For Practitioners: Now Available In French, Spanish And Russian

Intégration des Indicateurs dans les SPANB - Guide à l’usage des Praticiens - disponible en français, espagnol et russe

Ce document vise à faciliter l’utilisation d’indicateurs dans le cadre de la préparation et de la mise en oeuvre des Stratégies et plans d’action nationaux pour la diversité biologique (SPANB).

Destiné aux praticiens chargés d’examiner et d’actualiser les stratégies et plans d’action dans chaque pays, il souligne les points essentiels relatifs à l’élaboration des indicateurs pour chaque étape du processus de révision.


This Guidance Note has emerged as a direct response to demand from Country Offices for a resource that helps UNDP staff understand the political and institutional context in which they operate in a way that is suited to the needs and mandate of the organization. It offers practical guidance to UNDP Country Offices on how to use ICA to assess the enabling environment.

Resource mobilization presentation on BIOFIN

This presentation highlights key steps in the BIOFIN (Biodiversity Finance) methodology developed by UNDP. It was presented at a regional workshop in Entebbe, focusing on how to access and mobilize financial resources for implementing NBSAPs. Comments and questions welcome!

Assessing the adopted indicators for the implementation of the Strategy for Resource Mobilization of the Convention on Biological Diversity – A scoping study

At CBD COP 10, 15 new indicators were adopted for implementation of the Strategy on Resource
Mobilization (Decision X/3). The scope of this report is principally a review of the data availability and national capacity for the
development of the adopted indicators. Whilst the report predominately concerns the feasibility of
the adopted indicators it also addresses the use and development of reporting processes that are
necessary for their production.
This report aims to support the Executive Secretary by providing a clear

The Protected Areas Benefits Assessment Tool

By focusing wholly on the role of protected areas in biodiversity
conservation, we risk missing many other important values; these both increase the circle of
support for protected areas and also have practical implications for managers. Protected area
managers and protected area agencies are increasingly being asked to provide details of the
wider social and environmental benefits of the lands and waters under their management: this
WWF-published tool is an attempt to provide a relatively painless way of collecting such information.

Biodiversity in Impact Assessment, Background Document to CBD Decision VIII/28: Voluntary Guidelines on Biodiversity-Inclusive Impact Assessment

These guidelines (from CBD Technical Series No. 26) provide detailed guidance
on whether, when, and how to consider biodiversity in both project- and strategic-level impact assessments.
The guidelines are an elaboration and refinement of guidelines previously adopted by the CBD (Decision
VI/7-A), the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands (Resolution VIII.9) and the Convention on Migratory Species
(Resolution 7.2).

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