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UNEP-WCMC does not assert any intellectual property rights in the data made available to it by data providers. 

Access to UNEP-WCMC datasets is provided on the understanding that you read and consent to be bound by the Terms and Conditions set out in the policies below.

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Biodiversity Indicators Partnership

The CBD-mandated Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) is a global initiative that has operated since 2007, promoting and coordinating development and delivery of biodiversity indicators in support of the CBD and related Conventions, national and regional governments and a range of other sectors. UNEP-WCMC is the official Secretariat of the BIP.

Initially established to assess progress towards the CBD 2010 Biodiversity Target, the BIP has realigned itself to assist with implementing and monitoring progress towards the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, as well as the work of other biodiversity related Conventions.
 

The BIP consists of the following three pillars:

An enlarged and enhanced partnership to facilitate experience sharing and indicator implementation

A major expansion in national capacity-strengthening for the development and use of biodiversity/ecosystem service indicators

A communication hub for compelling storylines from the combined suite of global indicators