BIP Launches Biodiversity Data Visualization Platform
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The BIP Dashboard is an interactive, user-designed tool that brings together visual representations of such vital datasets as the Red List Index, the Biodiversity Habitat Index, and the Ecological Footprint.

The BIP is a global initiative comprised from over 60 organizations convened by UNEP-WCMC, which have been working since 2010 to measure progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as to support other intergovernmental processes such as the IPBES and the SDGs.

19 November 2018: The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) has launched an online platform to help governments make evidence-based decisions regarding biodiversity. The ‘BIP Dashboard’ brings together the BIP indicators with information technology and data visualization to enable the measurement and visualization of progress towards global, regional, and national biodiversity targets.

The Dashboard was launched on 19 November 2018 by NatureServe and the UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), which serves as the BIP Secretariat. The BIP is a global initiative comprised from over 60 organizations convened by UNEP-WCMC, which have been working since 2010 to measure progress towards the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as well as to support other intergovernmental processes such as the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the SDGs.

The BIP Dashboard is an interactive, user-designed tool that brings together visual representations of such vital datasets as the Red List Index, the Biodiversity Habitat Index, and the Ecological Footprint. The tool is structured to provide country-level dashboards, regional comparisons, and exploration of indicators via an interactive map for any part of the world, allowing users to download visualizations of indicator trends at multiple spatial scales and use them for national reporting.

The launch coincided with the 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 14) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) convening in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, from 17-29 November 2018. [UNEP-WCMC Press Release] [BIP Website]


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