This product has been developed in partnership with UNEP-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) and provides short definitions of over 200 commonly-used biodiversity terms and acronyms. The glossary was developed to support greater consistency in the use of terms and definitions related to biodiversity. The definitions have been sourced from scientific literature, glossaries from global specialist organisations and international agreements. The definitions have a level of international acceptance and, in the case of conventions, have often gone through extensive negotiation phases between government parties to reach consensus. The glossary aims to provide clarity for practitioners implementing biodiversity management, particularly those doing so in the context of global conventions, international standards, regulations, policies and legislation. Download the PDF below or visit the online glossary.
A-Z of Biodiversity Terms
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This infographic summarises the water and wastewater management uses in the oil and gas industry.
- 23 February 2021
This joint Ipieca - UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) report provides a summary of key drivers, challenges and opportunities for biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) management in the oil and gas industry.
- 1 October 2014
This awareness briefing provides an overview of water management in the onshore development and production of oil and gas from shale.
- 16 August 2013
Ipieca is partnering with ICMM, the international Council on Mining & Metals and The Equator Principle Association in a Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative (CSBI). This forum is enabling cross-industry learning on the use of the biodiversity mitigation hierarchy, and the application of biodiversity offsets.