Essential biodiversity variables

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Reducing the rate of biodiversity loss and averting dangerous biodiversity change are international goals, reasserted by the Aichi Targets for 2020 by Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) after failure to meet the 2010 target (1, 2). However, there is no global, harmonized observation system for delivering regular, timely data on biodiversity change (3). With the first plenary meeting of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) soon under way, partners from the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON) (4) are developing—and seeking consensus around—Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) that could form the basis of monitoring programs worldwide.
Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Essential biodiversity variables
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.1229931
Volume 339
Issue 6117
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher AAAS
Contributing office(s) Geographic Analysis and Monitoring Program
Description 2 p.
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First page 277
Last page 278
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