GEO BON Open Science Conference
Biodiversity Science is facing enormous challenges as the pressures upon the earth’s biotic systems are rapidly intensifying and we are unlikely to reach the CBD 2020 Aichi Targets. But how far or close are we to reach the Aichi targets is virtually impossible to assess. In fact, the biodiversity community is still lacking a global observing system that evolves around the monitoring of a set of agreed biodiversity variables essential to the tracking of biological diversity on Earth. Such a gap is worrying, as operational systems of this kind and associated identification of priority variables to be monitored are key to (i) coordinating globally consistent data collection across all dimensions of biodiversity, and (ii) minimizing duplication of efforts, so that conservation funds are not wasted.
|When:||Monday 04 July, 2016 2:00 am CEST - Friday 08 July, 2016 11:00 am CEST|