CBD and UNEP-WCMC Conducting Survey on National Indicators for Strategic Plan

14 February 2011: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has circulated a questionnaire aiming to facilitate the work of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the Strategic Plan 2011-2020. The survey is being conducted by the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) for a report commissioned by the UK Department of Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra).

The survey has been circulated to CBD national focal points, focal points of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA) and relevant organizations. The questions in the survey cover national indicators that are relevant for all aspects of CBD implementation and reporting in each country. According to the survey's introduction, it asks not only about indicators about the ‘state' of biodiversity, such as threatened species or the extent of habitat, but also about indicators for threats to biodiversity, conservation measures, sustainable use, and benefits for people, inter alia.

The results of the questionnaire will be used in a report of recommendations for the CBD Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Indicators for the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020. The closing date for the questionnaire is 25 February 2011. [CBD Notification] [The Survey]