IABIN Phase II

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IABIN Phase II
Harnessing the Power of Environmental Data
for Decision-Making
IABIN Phase I - Accomplishments
• Five important Thematic Networks have been established
• Each TN has developed strong working communities,
documented data standards, and a data ‘flow’ process.
• A significant amount of standardized biodiversity and
conservation data has been aggregated in Thematic Network
databases and portals.
• Specialized tools have been developed to analyze parts of the
data to answer some specific questions.
• All of the TN datasets have been integrated and made available
for visualization and analysis through the IABIN Data Integration
and Analysis Gateway.
IABIN Phase II - Challenges
Create better conservation outcomes (sustainable
development) in the face of
• Direct development activities
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Infrastructure
Energy
Agriculture / Forestry
Urban Growth
• Indirect outcomes from development and other threat
factors
– Climate change
– Invasive species
– Natural disasters
IABIN Phase II - Challenges
Sustain all of the critical foundational structures and
functions that were created during IABIN Phase I
Build the critical new capacities, partners and other
functions that will ensure successful implementation
of Phase II.
IABIN Phase II
HOW DO WE MAKE IT HAPPEN
1. WE NEED TO CLARIFY OUR STRATEGIC
OBJECTIVES (TODAY)
2. WE NEED TO DEVELOP A BUSINESS PLAN
(TODAY)
3. WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT THE BUSINESS
PLAN (TOMORROW)
– APPOINT A TEAM AND PROCESS
– IDENTIFY AND ACT ON OPPORTUNITIES
IABIN Phase II:
Support Regional / National Planning and Decision
Making Processes
IABIN data and tools should be used to:
• Support the development of national biodiversity baselines.
• Develop national level biodiversity and environmental indicators.
• Complete national gap analyses based on features of identified
conservation value.
• Identify efficient means to strategically fill conservation gaps with
new Protected Areas and conservation ‘corridors’.
• Support the development, implementation and monitoring of
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans through improved
application of baseline biological and ecological information.
IABIN Phase II:
Support Regional / National Planning and Decision
Making Processes
IABIN data and tools should be used to:
• Support the implementation of national, regional and project level
environmental assessment and monitoring programs.
• Integrate ecosystem service value information critical for
sustainable development across the region with the biodiversity
and conservation values.
• Identify significant threats and change agents that could alter the
landscape integrity for these biodiversity and ecosystem service
values.
• Support the development of national invasive species strategies.
IABIN Phase II
Examples of Important Activities to Continue
and to Start Implementing
Regional Level Decision Support
National Conservation Databases
National Biodiversity Baseline
National Gap Analysis
INFORMATION
IABIN Portal:
Thematic Networks
DECISION SUPPORT
DATABASE
DECISIONMAKERS
IABIN DIAG
• Scientists and the Conservation
Community
Ecosystem TN
Invasives TN
• Ability to upload and download data
• Ability to securely manage data
• Data search, identify and visualize
• Data integration to create and save new maps
• Filtering functions to visualize “items of interest”
• Ability to run simple queries and generate visual
and written reports
Protected Areas TN
• Ability to link to detailed analytical tools
Species and Specimen
TN
Pollinators TN
Data Basin
Information Holdings
ADVANCED TOOLS AND ANALYTICAL METHODS
Analyses
• National Biodiversity Strategy and
Actions Plans
Other Information
Portals
• IDB
• GeoSur
• TNC
• CIAT
• ESRI
• Others
• National Planning and Permitting
Agencies
• Multi-Lateral Development Banks
• Corporations and Consultants
• Civil Society
• National and Regional Planning
Permitting and Planning Processes
• Mitigation, Compensation and Offset
• Climate Change Adaptation
Existing Tools, e.g.:
NatureServe Vista
Climate
Change
Calculators
MARXAN
ESRI ArcInfo
InVest
Environmental
Flow Analysis
Maxent
• Corridor Analysis
IABIN: PHASE II
Complete a Project Level Environmental Assessment Policy Analysis
with a full Report
Cumulative Impact Analysis
Watershed Data
Index of Watershed
Ecological Integrity
Threat Data
•Dams
•Mines
•Road Density
•Railroad Density
•Human population density
•Agricultural Lands
•Cattle Density
•Bridges
Ecological Risk
Analysis
IABIN Support for Advanced Spatial Analyses
Offset and Mitigation Analysis
Ecosystem Services Valuation
Alternative Scenario Evaluation
Cumulative Impact Assessment
IABIN Phase II
Day 2: Clarification of the Content
Day 3: Develop Strategy for Sustainability
IABIN Phase II
Questions for Working Group Discussion
IABIN Phase II:
QUESTIONS FOR GROUP DISCUSSION
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What are our objectives for IABIN Phase II -- what
difference do we want to make?
What are the key questions that IABIN can help
answer by providing data and tools to decisionmakers?
Who are the most important audiences – users of
the data – that we should be working closely with?
What are the best opportunities, environmental
decision-making processes, we should engage in
to make these differences?
How should IABIN be structured and governed to
be successful in Phase II?
Working Group Discussion Process
1. Identify facilitator for each group
2. Identify note taker for each group.
3. Identify presenter for each group.