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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Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services in Agrarian Landscapes Completed

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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Biodiversity Finance Initiative – BIOFIN Completed

Author Name: Onno Van Den Heuvel
01 Dec 2012 to 31 Dec 2018

A key issue within the implementation of the Convention for Biodiversity (CBD) is the lack of financial resources for the protection of biodiversity. Most states lack reliable information on what fund...
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Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN II) On-going

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01 Jan 2018 to 31 Dec 2027

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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Blue Solutions - Implementing the CBD Strategic Plan in the field of marine and coastal biodiversity Completed

Author Name: Elke Foerster
01 Jan 2013 to 30 Nov 2018

This global project is jointly implemented by GIZ, GRID-Arendal, IUCN and UN Environment and is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity. The project identifies and dis...
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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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Development of National Framework for Electronic People's Biodiversity Registers in India On-going

Author Name: Ravindra Singh
01 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2026

Safeguarding biodiversity and ecosystems is essential to meet the demands for food, medicine, fuel and water and provide livelihood security. The project contributes to India’s growing efforts to co...
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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: Monalisa Sen
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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Living Lakes - Strategies to protect the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems On-going

Author Name: IKI
15 Aug 2022 to 14 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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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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Promoting Community Conservation Resilience Completed

Author Name: Simone Lovera
01 Mar 2015 to 30 Apr 2019

The aim of the project is to contribute to the implementation of the CBD’s 2011-2020 Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets by providing policy advice on effective and appropriate forms of support for com...
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