Measuring Biodiversity

Despite the catastrophic loss of species, we still don’t monitor the levels of biodiversity or ecosystems in an internationally agreed or consistent way, and this information is not often used to direct conservation action.

How can we best track the stocks and changing condition of biodiversity and ecosystems? Can we use citizen science to increase knowledge of and interest in ecosystems? What systems are available for accessing historical and ongoing information on biodiversity and ecosystems?

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