Mapping Biodiversity Priorities – Technical Conservation Science Webinar

When: 2016 September
Role: Participant.

Event: Mapping Biodiversity Priorities – Technical Conservation Science Webinar.

Date: 22 September 2016.

This webinar is based on recent guidance published by SANBI and UNEP-WCMC. This webinar explored practical, science-based approaches to spatial biodiversity assessment and prioritization. Discussions included the guiding principles, datasets, methods and products that can be applied in terrestrial, inland water, and coastal and marine environments.


The webinar was deemed especially useful for countries that are biodiversity rich yet resource constrained, and where difficult choices have to be made about how and where to focus conservation action. It explored how even the most data-poor countries can use available global data to generate useful results for conservation and land-use planning. The content is aimed at a wide audience and in particular those involved in revising or implementing National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).