Biodiversity Indicator Partnership, Convention on Biodiversity

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The CBD has identified 17 headline line indicators from seven focal areas for assessing progress towards, and communicating the 2010 target at a global level (Decision VII/30). Each headline indicator may be made up of a composite of indicators. Many of the biodiversity indicators are fully developed and ready for immediate use at the global scale, whilst others require further development and testing. Although developed principally for global use, a number of the indicators can be disaggregated to assess biodiversity trends at regional, national and sub-national scales. These indicators are being developed by a wide range of organizations, including UN agencies, research institutes and universities, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).