In this webinar series, we focused on how to use data to improve the outcomes of conserve tropical forest efforts. On Tues. March 3 2020, in our last training, we explored how to use spatial data on tropical forests to help set and track progress to achieve targets and indicators under the Convention on Biological Diversity (with a focus on Aichi Biodiversity Targets 5, 11, 12, 14 and 15), the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
For each of the six data layers available, we specifically asked what policy question could be answered thanks to one of the layers available; for instance, we went through the methodology to answer the following question: "What has been the rate of loss of natural forests and high structural integrity forests?". Our experts sub-sequenced this complex question, and provided a clear methodology and precise steps to answer the questions by using the data available on tropical forest. This demonstration was repeated for the following policy questions:
- Has forest fragmentation been reduced? Has high integrity forest fragmentation been reduced?
- Has connectivity of protected areas increased?
- Has the status of threatened species been improved/sustained?
- How can high structural integrity forests be sustained and restored?
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