Biodiversity monitoring guideline set for April publication date


Conservation areas are safe havens for biodiversity, and each area is home to unique species of plants and animals. A biodiversity monitoring programme is essential to show whether management actions are effective.

In collaboration with the IUCN WCPA, and as part of the Austrian FFG-funded project BioMONITec, UNESCO Chair researchers at Carinthia University of Applied Sciences led a large international team to produce a framework for developing biodiversity monitoring programmes in conservation areas. The process is broken into four essential phases, simplifying the complex task into more manageable components.

The Technical Report Series guideline “A framework for monitoring biodiversity in protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures: Concepts, methods and technologies” will be released on April 22nd, 2024 and available for free download on the IUCN library platform.

Join UNESCO Chair guideline authors on April 29th, 2024 for the IUCN WCPA Europe launch of the guideline. Follow the link for more information and to enrol in the online event: