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Growth in Species Occurrence Records Accessible Through GBIF [BIP]

Growth in Species Occurrence Records Accessible Through GBIF [BIP]

Indicator description

This indicator tracks the number of digitally-accessible records published through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

An increase in the value of this indicator means that a larger volume of records documenting the spatial and temporal occurrence of species is being shared by holders of biodiversity data, in formats that make them free for use by researchers and policymakers via the Internet. A decline would indicate reduced availability of such data for research and policy.

Mapping with CITES Strategic Vision: 2008-2020

Objective 1.5

Best available scientific information is the basis for non-detriment findings.

Mapping with 4th Ramsar Strategic Plan 2016-2024

Ramsar Target 4

Invasive alien species and pathways of introduction and expansion are identified and prioritized, priority invasive alien species are controlled or eradicated, and management responses are prepared and implemented to prevent their introduction and establishment.

Ramsar Target 14

Scientific guidance and technical methodologies at global and regional levels are developed on relevant topics and are available to policy makers and practitioners in an appropriate format and language.

Mapping with SPMS 2015-2023

CMS Target 10

All critical habitats and sites for migratory species are identified and included in area-based conservation measures so as to maintain their quality, integrity, resilience and functioning in accordance with the implementation of Aichi Target 11, supported where necessary by environmentally sensitive land-use planning and landscape management on a wider scale.

CMS Target 15

The science base, information, training, awareness, understanding and technologies relating to migratory species, their habitats and migration systems, their value, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of their loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and effectively applied.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 11.4

Strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritage

SDG Target 14.a

Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries

SDG Target 17.6

Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism