Community-based monitoring and information systems (CBMIS) in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

Community-based monitoring and information systems (CBMIS) in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

M. F. Ferrari et al., 'Community-based monitoring and information systems (CBMIS) in the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)', Biodiversity, 16:2-3, pp. 57-67, 2015

Abstract

Community-based monitoring and information systems (CBMIS) refer to initiatives by indigenous peoples and local community organisations to monitor their community’s well-being and the state of their territories and natural resources, applying a mix of traditional knowledge and innovative tools and approaches. A newly emerging CBMIS network of indigenous peoples and local communities is now active in pilot communities in at least a dozen countries, with monitoring activities on the health of biodiversity, climate change impacts, effects of unsustainable/illegal activities and also implementation of international agreements such as the CBD at the national or local level. By showcasing illustrative examples, this article highlights the importance of indigenous peoples and local communities’ CBMIS activities towards achieving the Aichi biodiversity targets and monitoring their implementation. It is found that target 18 is central and cross-cutting, given that traditional knowledge and innovations are fundamental in monitoring progress and challenges under all other targets.

Published in

Biodiversity
Volume 16, Issue 2-3, 2015
Special Issue:   Connecting the Dots: Integrating Biodiversity Observations to Better Track the CBD 2020 Targets, pp. 57-67

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