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Analysing biodiversity and conservation knowledge products to support regional environmental assessments

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posted on 2023-05-19, 06:03 authored by Thomas BrooksThomas Brooks, Akcakaya, HR, Burgess, ND, Butchart, SHM, Hilton-Taylor, C, Hoffmann, M, Juffe-Bignoli, D, Kingston, N, MacSharry, B, Parr, M, Perianin, L, Regan, EC, Rodrigues, ASL, Rondinini, C, Shennan-Farpon, Y, Young, BE
Two processes for regional environmental assessment are currently underway: the Global Environment Outlook (GEO) and Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). Both face constraints of data, time, capacity, and resources. To support these assessments, we disaggregate three global knowledge products according to their regions and subregions. These products are: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, Key Biodiversity Areas (specifically Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas [IBAs], and Alliance for Zero Extinction [AZE] sites), and Protected Planet. We present fourteen Data citations: numbers of species occurring and percentages threatened; numbers of endemics and percentages threatened; downscaled Red List Indices for mammals, birds, and amphibians; numbers, mean sizes, and percentage coverages of IBAs and AZE sites; percentage coverage of land and sea by protected areas; and trends in percentages of IBAs and AZE sites wholly covered by protected areas. These data will inform the regional/subregional assessment chapters on the status of biodiversity, drivers of its decline, and institutional responses, and greatly facilitate comparability and consistency between the different regional/subregional assessments.


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Scientific Data

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Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


Nature Publishing Group

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4 Crinan St, London, N1 9XW United Kingdom

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Copyright 2016 The authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Other environmental management not elsewhere classified