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Index of Linguistic Diversity [BIP]

Index of Linguistic Diversity [BIP]

Indicator description

Over the past few decades, it has become clear that biodiversity and cultural diversity (including linguistic diversity) are inextricably interrelated and interdependent, and that the permanence of loss of diversity in one realm closely tracks the permanence or loss of diversity in the other realm. Furthermore, language and traditional environmental knowledge are intimately linked. Therefore, tracking the state of linguistic diversity over time provides evidence of changes in the state of "traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, and their customary use of biological resources".

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 1.4

By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology and financial services, including microfinance

SDG Target 16.7

Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 10

The traditional knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous peoples and local communities relevant for the wise use of wetlands and their customary use of wetland resources are documented, respected, subject to national legislation and relevant international obligations, and fully integrated and reflected in the implementation of the Convention, with a full and effective participation of indigenous peoples and local communities at all relevant levels.




Possible further indicators that may be developed

  • {Possible use or further development of indicator(s) linked to work currently being undertaken to develop indicator(s) for related Aichi Target 18 of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity}.