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As the impacts of anthropogenic activities increase in both magnitude and extent, biodiversity is coming under increasing pressure. Scientists and policy makers are frequently hampered by a lack of information on biological systems, particularly information relating to long-term trends. Such information is crucial to developing an understanding as to how biodiversity may respond to global environmental change. Knowledge gaps make it very difficult to develop effective policies and legislation to reduce and reverse biodiversity loss.
This book explores the gap between global commitments to biodiversity conservation, and local action to track biodiversity change and implement conservation action. High profile international political commitments to improve biodiversity conservation, such as the targets set by the Convention on Biological Diversity, require innovative and rapid responses from both science and policy. This multi-disciplinary perspective highlights barriers to conservation and offers novel solutions to evaluating trends in biodiversity at multiple scales.
Chapter 1 Biodiversity monitoring and conservation: bridging the gaps between global commitment and local action
Ben Collen, Nathalie Pettorelli, Jonathan E. M. Baillie, & Sarah M. Durant
PART 1: Species based indicators of biodiversity change
Chapter 2 Tracking change in national level conservation status: National Red Lists
Ben Collen, Janine Griffiths, Yolan Friedmann, Jon Paul Rodriguez, Franklin Rojas-Suárez, & Jonathan E. M. Baillie
Chapter 3 The... MORE
Chapter 4 Tracking change in abundance: the living planet index
Ben Collen, Louise McRae, Jonathan Loh, Stefanie Deinet, Adriana De Palma, Robin Manley, & Jonathan E. M. Baillie
PART 2: Indicators of the pressures on biodiversity
Chapter 5 Satellite based indices to monitor land use and habitat changes
Chapter 6 Indicators of climate change impacts on biodiversity
Wendy Foden, Georgina M. Mace, & Stuart H. M. Butchart
Chapter 7 Monitoring change in biological invasion, its impacts and policy responses
Piero Genovesi, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Melodie A. McGeoch, & David B. Roy
Chapter 8 Exploitation indices: developing global and national metrics of wildlife use and trade
Rosamunde E. A. Almond, Stuart H. M. Butchart, Thomasina E. E. Oldfield, Louise McRae, & Steven de Bie.
Chapter 9 Personalized measures of consumption and development in the context of biodiversity conservation: connecting the ecological footprint calculation with the human footprint map
Eric W. Sanderson
PART 3: The next generation of biodiversity indicators
Chapter 10 Indicator Bats Program: a system for the global acoustic monitoring of bats
Kate E. Jones, Jon A. Russ, Andriy-Taras Bashta, Zoltán Bilhari, Colin Catto, István Cs?sz, Alexander Gorbachev, Péter Gy?rfi, Alice Hughes, Igor Ivashkiv, Natalia Koryagina, Anikó Kurali, Steve Langton, Alanna Maltby, Georgiana Margiean, Ivan Pandourski, Stuart Parsons, Igor Prokofev, Abigel Szodoray-Paradi, Farkas Szodoray-Paradi, Elena Tilova, Charlotte Walters, Aidan Weatherill &Oleg Zavarzin.
Chapter 11 Occupancy methods for conservation management
Darryl I. McKenzie & James T. Reardon
Chapter 12 Monitoring and evaluating the socio-economic impacts of conservation projects on local communities
Chapter 13 Science to policy linkages for the post 2010 biodiversity targets
Georgina M. Mace, Charles Perrings, Philippe Le Prestre, Wolfgang Cramer, Sandra Díaz, Anne Larigauderie, Robert J. Scholes, Harold A. Mooney
PART 4: Biodiversity monitoring in practice
Chapter 14 Building sustainable national monitoring networks
Sarah M. Durant
Chapter 15 Monitoring in the real world
Julia P. G. Jones
Chapter 16 Monitoring in UNDP-GEF biodiversity projects: balancing conservation priorities, financial realities and scientific rigour
Chapter 17 Scaling up or down? Linking global and national biodiversity indicators and reporting
Chapter 18 Conserving biodiversity in a target driven world
Simon S. N. Stuart & Ben Collen