Oct 01, 2018 — Current

Early warning systems for biodiversity and ecosystem health

CBI is developing biodiversity early warning systems at different spatial scales as a collaboration between agencies, universities, nonprofits, tribal authorities and citizen science groups.

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Phoebe Barnard, Ph.D.
Chief Science and Policy Officer
360-914-2307

These are challenging times ahead, with the overwhelming need to decarbonize our global economy driving extensive land use changes.  Biodiversity early warning systems are a collaborative form of rigorous, evidence-based decision support for land and water use. They use professional and citizen science to help ensure that land uses are the wisest possible balance between goals for decarbonization, climate adaptation, food, water and energy security, ecosystem health and species conservation.    

CBI is developing biodiversity early warning systems at different spatial scales as a collaboration between agencies, universities, nonprofits, tribal authorities and citizen science groups.  Initially developed successfully in South Africa by CBI’s Phoebe Barnard, we are now working with coalition partners to scale the system up and down, and are adapting it to North America in the Cascadia Region of the USA and Canada, and to East Africa in Rwanda.

For a 3-minute film overviewing the concept, click here.

For more on the Cascadia pilot program, click here.

For more on how early warning systems can be scaled up or down globally, click here.

For a recorded webinar on on the program, click here.

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