A  web·guide to sustainable development, conservation & the glocal environment



Biodiversity hub >

Contents below:

     · General information & reference

       · Conservation effectiveness ~ Metrics & measures

         · Conservation case studies

           · The Anthropocene and the “new conservation debate”

             · Nature-positive

               · Camera traps

Also see:

     · Magazines (biodiversity-focused magazines are highlighted)

       · Journals (biodiversity-focused journals are highlighted)

         · Environmental science

           · Environmental assessment

             · Taxonomy, systematics & biogeography

General information & reference

Biodiversity A-Z @ UNEP & WCMC

Biodiversity Heritage Library

Conservation Gateway @ TNC

Cool Green Science @ TNC @ BBC

The Dodo

Integrated Biodiversity Assessment Tool (IBAT)

UN Decade On Biodiversity, 2011-2020


World Wildlife Day

Conservation effectiveness ~ Metrics & measures

Biodiversity Barometer @ Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT)

Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

     · "The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) is a global initiative to promote the development

     and delivery of biodiversity indicators. Its primary role is to serve the global user community

     by responding to the indicator requests of the CBD and other biodiversity-related Conventions,

     for IPBES, for reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals, and for use by national and

     regional governments."

Collaboration for Environmental Evidence

Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP)

   Conservation Coaches Network

   Conservation Standards

Conservation Effects Assessment Project @ NRCS

Conservation Evidence

     · "...a free, authoritative information resource designed to support decisions about how to maintain

          and restore global biodiversity. We summarise evidence from the scientific literature about the

          effects of conservation interventions, such as methods of habitat or species management."

     · Evidence Champions

     · Publications:

          Sutherland, W. 2022. Transforming conservation.

          Sutherland, W. et al. 2018. What works in conservation.

Conservation Metrics

Core Indicators @ IPBES

Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs)

Foundations of Success

Living Planet Index (LPI)

     · “...a measure of the state of the world's biological diversity based on population trends of

       vertebrate species from terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. The LPI was adopted by

       the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) as an indicator of progress towards its 2011-2020

       targets and can play an important role in monitoring progress towards the post-2020 goals and


Measures @ WCS

Miradi software

Monitoring Matters Network

Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems (PREDICTS)

Species Threat Abatement and Restoration (STAR) metric @ IUCN

Conservation case studies


Anthropocene & the ”new conservation” debate

Convivial Conservation

Future of Conservation survey

     · About the Debate (includes a bibliography at bottom of page)


Nature-Positive Initiative (NPI)

Camera traps

Wildlife Insights

Biodiversity science, ecology & general information

Important note

The Biodiversity conservation pages at focus on general biodiversity issues. Specific forms of biodiversity (e.g., insects, orchids, funghi, pandas, etc.) can be found on the Life & taxa pages (🍁🐾 in the main menu).

This page includes coverage of biodiversity indicators, conservation mapping, conservation evidence, and components of bioscience.