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Wildlife Picture Index in tropical forest protected areas [BIP]

Wildlife Picture Index in tropical forest protected areas [BIP]

Indicator description

The Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) is a biodiversity index that measures community diversity of ~300 species of tropical forest ground dwelling mammals and birds that are captured by camera traps. It is sensitive to changes in the number of species, their relative occurrence and evenness over time. It provides temporal trends for species in tropical forests for which little or no data exists. It is a good measure of protected area effectiveness and extinction risk in tropical forests.

Mapping with CITES Strategic Vision: 2008-2020

Objective 1.4

The Appendices correctly reflect the conservation needs of species.

Objective 1.6

Parties cooperate in managing shared wildlife resources.

Mapping with SPMS 2015-2023

CMS Target 8

The conservation status of all migratory species, especially threatened species, has considerably improved throughout their range.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 6.6

By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

SDG Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

SDG Target 15.5

Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species