Webinar: Live with the eBioAtlas Team

Aired on 29 June 2021: 2pm-3pm BST (London time)

In our recent webinar, IUCN and NatureMetrics introduced eBioAtlas alongside our project partners who shared how they are supporting the eBioAtlas programme.

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Using the power of eDNA to fill global biodiversity knowledge gaps and deliver impact in conservation.

Collecting species data on an unprecedented scale and creating a global database for eDNA-based biodiversity data.

Using the power of eDNA to fill global biodiversity knowledge gaps and deliver impact in conservation.

Collecting species data on an unprecedented scale and creating a global database for eDNA-based biodiversity data.

In the midst of mass extinction, we still don’t know what lives where.

The eBioAtlas programme will gather data at scale to support conservation, unlock investment and inform world biodiversity policy.

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The tools for change are in our hands…

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LOCAL TO GLOBAL

Continually integrating new data from projects around the world & designed to interface with other relevant global data sources.

METRICS FOR BUSINESS & CONSERVATION

Baseline data for assessing business impacts on biodiversity & evaluating conservation outcomes towards post-2020 biodiversity targets.

LIVING DATA

Local stakeholders co-engaged for standardised sample collection creating a global community of practice.

INNOVATIVE
FUNDING

Ongoing data collection in key locations financed through ecotourism partnerships & corporate sponsorship programmes.

WHAT CAN WE ACHIEVE?

This data can be used to:

Create opportunities for multi-stakeholder engagement at national, regional and global levels

Serve as a management tool for small-scale inland fisheries which support millions of lives and livelihoods in the global south

Feed into global conservation databases including the IUCN Red List, the Living Planet Index and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)

Track business and supply chain impacts on nature

Underpin novel biodiversity financing for green investment

Monitor progress in meeting site-specific goals such as biodiversity net gain, or wider targets related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs)

Guide investment decision-making

“When it comes to biodiversity we’ve been running blind. We know we have to act, but the lack of measurements makes it hard to set tangible targets and monitor progress towards them, or to incentivise businesses and governments to take meaningful action. We end up spinning in circles and going nowhere, while the loss of nature continues to accelerate. eDNA is totally transformative. It’s a tool we can put in the hands of ordinary people all over the world to capture biodiversity data at a previously unthinkable scale – and from those simple water samples, we will generate the knowledge base that can underpin effective action for the protection and restoration of nature. Nothing is more important.”

– Dr Kat Bruce, Founder at NatureMetrics

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