Protection of Biodiversity

In the area of protection of biodiversity, IKI supports partner countries to implement the targets of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 (Aichi Targets) of the International Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Many IKI projects are also contributing to conservation efforts. By providing investments, advice to governments, technology transfer and research partnerships, the IKI projects improve the abilities of both governments and civil society to implement the CBD in partner countries. A particular focus is the drafting and implementation of national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). Other focal points include the conservation, expansion and connection of protected areas, the sustainable use of ecosystems, and reductions to the degradation, fragmentation and valuation of ecosystems. The concept of ecosystem-based adaptation as well as sustainable methods of production, biodiversity-friendly agriculture and sustainable fishing are other important thematic areas. Urban biodiversity is also becoming increasingly significant.

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Living Lakes - Strategies to protect the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems On-going

Author Name: IKI
15 Aug 2022 to 15 Aug 2027

Protection and restoration of lakes, wetlands, and associated landscapes is crucial to halt biodiversity loss and combat climate change. Eleven partners from ten countries in the Living Lakes Network ...
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Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems in India's Northeastern Himalaya Region On-going

Author Name: Scholz Uwe
01 Jan 2020 to 31 Dec 2023

Population growth, increased usage intensity and climate change impacts are increasingly threatening aquatic habitats and their ecosystem services in India’s northeastern Himalayan region. The proje...
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Wetlands Management for Biodiversity and Climate Protection On-going

Author Name: Ravindra Singh
01 Sep 2018 to 31 Aug 2023

Wetlands play an important role in mitigating climate change and conserving biodiversity. The project contributes to improving the management of wetlands in the partner country. It promotes the instit...
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Scaling-up Biodiversity Communication for Achieving Aichi Target 1 On-going

Author Name: Gunter Mitlacher, Christine Van Deuren
01 Jan 2018 to 31 May 2023

Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 states that by 2020, at the latest, people should be aware of the values of biodiversity, and the steps they can take to conserve and use it sustainably. The project aims t...
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Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN II) On-going

Author Name: Onno Van Den Heuvel
01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2025

The financing of biodiversity conservation is a key issue in the implementation of the CBD. Most countries lack reliable information on the actual costs that are needed to effectively implement their ...
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Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agrarian Landscapes On-going

Author Name: Bernd-Markus Liss
01 Dec 2016 to 30 Nov 2022

A growing world population and changing consumer habits are increasing the global demand for food and renewable raw materials. This is why land use is now being practised much too intensively in the p...
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INTERACT-Bio Integrated regional action for Biodiversity: Supporting National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) implementation through the mainstreaming of biodiversity objectives across City-Regions On-going

Author Name: Monika Zimmermann
01 Dec 2016 to 30 Apr 2024

The partner countries have signed the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and NBSAP have already been drawn up. INTERACT-Bio supports them in establishing the management of biodiversity and ecosy...
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Private Business Action for Biodiversity Completed

Author Name: Andreas Gettkant
01 Sep 2016 to 31 Aug 2020

The project pursues to identify, analyse and test promising approaches, methods and tools for promoting biodiversity-friendly production, commercialization and marketing; to test and learn from their ...
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Cities fit for climate change Completed

Author Name: Daphne Frank
01 Nov 2015 to 31 Oct 2018

The project aims to support cities in tackling the challenges presented by climate change. It advises city governments on how to adapt their development plans (land-use plans and binding development p...
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Utilising landscape scale forest ecosystem rehabilitation as a cost effective bridge for the integrated deployment of national land-based mitigation and adaptation strategies Completed

Author Name: Carole Saint-Laurent
01 Nov 2015 to 31 Oct 2018

The rehabilitation of forest ecosystems – in an ecologically and socially compatible way and at a larger landscape scale – can provide a bridge while maximizing co-benefits for communities and bio...
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