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Minding the Gap - how the BIP is filling indicator gaps

The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership showcases how its 73 indicators can be used to measure progress towards global environmental goals.

Since 2015, the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (the BIP), with support provided by the European Commission, has been working on filling indicator gaps for measuring progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. As a result of this exciting project, 30 more indicators have been welcomed into the BIP, bringing the total number of indicators to 73, and the total number of partners to over 70. Additionally, with support from the BIP, 3 entirely new indicators are in development which, once ready, will measure progress towards Targets 1, 13 and 15. These new indicators will be available on the BIP website in due course. The Minding the Gap flyer provides more information, as well as graphics summarising our work.

The BIP also works to support biodiversity indicators for national use, and you can now browse for relevant indicators on the homepage, and access guidance on national indicator development here. Please download this newly produced leaflet for more information on the BIP’s support for national use of indicators.

We have also updated our mapping table to showcase how these indicators can support both the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals, and the synergies between them.

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