Courses

  • 2 Modules

    Transboundary protected areas and regional ecological networks

    This module covers aspects related to transboundary protected areas and regional networks, including the establishment, planning, management and assessment of transboundary areas. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 1.3).
  • 6 Modules

    Understanding resilience thinking

    This course introduces the concept of resilience and shows how you can use resilience assessments to address pressing conservation and development challenges. You will learn about the key steps for conducting resilience assessments, how to develop resilience assessments using existing frameworks, and how to use these results to develop effective sustainable development and conservation actions.
  • 0 Modules

    Using national spatial data platforms to guide policies on nature

    Are you interested in learning how nature-based policies can be guided by national repositories of spatial data? Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Peru, each have a national spatial data platform used to monitor and report on biodiversity status and the effectiveness of measures to conserve it. These platforms are also used by decision-makers to design data-informed policies. Each speaker described how they used these national platforms and data to help develop their 6NR. They also explored how spatial data are helping their country monitor its progress to achieve the ABTs.
  • 0 Modules

    Using spatial data to support the development of national policies in the post-2020 global biodiversity framework

    Are you interested in learning about how 6NR data can inform the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework? In this webinar, the past, current and future CBD COP Presidents – Mexico, Egypt, and China – explored how they are using spatial data from their national reporting process to develop future national policies on nature.
  • 0 Modules

    Using the UN Biodiversity Lab to support biodiversity conservation

    Would you like to learn how to use the UN Biodiversity Lab Status Maps to support biodiversity monitoring and reporting? In this webinar, Haiti, Iraq, Venezuela and Viet Nam showed how they are using the UN Biodiversity Lab to view and analyze conservation data. These countries also explained how they are using the UN Biodiversity Lab Status Maps to track their progress to achieve national and global biodiversity targets.
  • 8 Modules

    Valuation and approaches to valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services

    In this topic, we examine a range of valuation tools and methods, and learn about the different circumstances in which each tool can best be applied. This topic begins by providing a summary of the most frequently applied methods for assessing the economic values of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and then continues with a selection of examples of how these methods have been applied in the economic valuation of various types of ecosystem services around the world.
  • 8 Modules

    Valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services – an introduction

    In this topic, we provide an overview of the consequences and causes of biodiversity loss, a description of the range of ecosystem services that nature provides, and an introduction to the concept of economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
  • 0 Modules

    Where farming meets forestry

    Do you want to learn about the economic, developmental and environmental aspects of the illegal wildlife trade? Are you interested in exploring global illegal wildlife supply chains and analyzing ways to trigger behavioral change and engage local communities in wildlife conservation as part of a broader set of sustainable development strategies and solutions? Would you like to become part of the community-of-practice in the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife and forest products? Pre-register for the Massive Online Open Course on Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife today.