A new resource: A-Z of Biodiversity Terms

The A-Z of Biodiversity Terms

The A-Z of Biodiversity Terms glossary is a new resource to support greater consistency in the use of terms and definitions related to biodiversity. It aims to provide clarity for practitioners implementing biodiversity management, particularly those doing so in the context of global conventions, standards, regulations, policies and legislation. The A-Z of Biodiversity Terms was developed by UNEP-WCMC and supported by the Proteus Partnership, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues (IPIECA), the International Asociation of Oil and Gas Producers (OGP) and the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICCM).

The Biodiversity Terms A-Z is part of an evolving cluster of online glossaries about biodiversity. The new website is a sister website to the existing A-Z of Areas of Biodiversity Importance.

An accompanying printed glossary of terms was also produced and it is possible to download the pdf of this from the website here.

We welcome any feedback on this resource. The current website is a starting point for an ongoing process to provide greater clarity over definitions.