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Wildlife Picture Index [BIP]

Wildlife Picture Index [BIP]

Indicator description

The Wildlife Picture Index (WPI) is a biodiversity index that uses camera trap data to quantitatively measure changes in species variation over time. Tropical Ecolocy Assessment and Monitoring (TEAM) adopted the WPI as a way to quickly synthesize and understand how tropical wildlife is changing and why. The WPI is sensitive to changes in the number of species, their relative occurrence and evenness over time. The WPI is not limited to camera trap data, but can also be used for other presence/absence data, such as information collected using sound sensors.

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 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 8

National wetland inventories have been initiated, completed or updated and disseminated and used for promoting the conservation and effective management of all wetlands.

Ramsar Target 9

The wise use of wetlands is strengthened through integrated resource management at the appropriate scale, inter alia, within a river basin or along a coastal zone.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

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