Target 19 – Sharing information and knowledge

By 2020, knowledge, the science base and technologies relating to biodiversity, its values, functioning, status and trends, and the consequences of its loss, are improved, widely shared and transferred, and applied.

Key message

Community-based monitoring, data-gathering and information sharing can enrich the monitoring of progress under the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity. The sharing of new and improved technologies has greatly enhanced local capacities to ground-truth data derived from remote sensing, global and national data sets and provide evidence of community outcomes. In addition, there is increasing recognition that indigenous and local knowledge plays a complementary role to scientific knowledge in broadening knowledge and policy platforms at multiple scales.

Summary of progress towards the target

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