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Target 21

Ensure That Knowledge Is Available and Accessible To Guide Biodiversity Action

Ensure that the best available data, information and knowledge, are accessible to decision makers, practitioners and the public to guide effective and equitable governance, integrated and participatory management of biodiversity, and to strengthen communication, awareness-raising, education, monitoring, research and knowledge management and, also in this context, traditional knowledge, innovations, practices and technologies of indigenous peoples and local communities should only be accessed with their free, prior and informed consent, in accordance with national legislation.

Property 1=21

Ensure that the best available data, information and knowledge, are accessible to decision makers, practitioners and the public to guide effective and equitable governance, integrated and participatory management of biodiversity, and to strengthen communication, awareness-raising, education, monitoring, research and knowledge management and, also in this context, traditional knowledge, innovations, practices and technologies of indigenous peoples and local communities should only be accessed with their free, prior and informed consent, in accordance with national legislation.

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Rationale

GSAP

Knowledge of the status, distribution, population trend, ecology, and threats to species is essential to set priorities, inform planning, determine levels of sustainable use, and implement action effectively. IPLCs have much of this knowledge embedded in their practices and use of their lands and resources, especially those upon which their livelihoods depend. Systematic monitoring of species and the condition of their habitats is needed to track trends and measure effectiveness of conservation action.

Actions

21.1. Assess and monitor the status, trends, abundance, and conservation potential of species.

21.2. Assess and monitor the status, and trends of ecosystems.

21.3. Develop co-monitoring plans for species with IPs and LCs.

21.4. Build partnerships between research institutions and conservation agencies.

21.5. Integrate the latest and emerging technologies in survey and monitoring programmes.

21.6. Maintain all relevant guidelines and other key documents and make available in multiple languages.

21.7. Share project data with national, regional, or global databases wherever possible and appropriate.