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Recently, the GSAP SKILLS Platform was launched at the Fourth meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation, Convention on Biological Diversity.

About GSAP SKILLS Platform:

  • Global Species Action Plan (GSAP), the Species Conservation Knowledge, Information, Learning, Leverage and Sharing (SKILLS) platform brings the GSAP’s content online and allows the updating of technical tools and resources in real time.
  • It aims to facilitate global collaboration and partnership, connecting decision makers, species conservation practitioners and experts at all levels.
  • The platform provides real-time updates on technical tools and resources, ensuring accessibility and relevance.
    • Each Global Biodiversity Framework target is accompanied by a brief summary and rationale for species conservation interventions, actions, and sub-actions, actors and technical tools and resources for those actions, facilitating the scaling-up of implementation efforts.
  • This platform is managed proactively by IUCN to meet the needs from governments and all stakeholders to take actions for species.
  • The development of the GSAP SKILLS platform has been principally supported by Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea, with additional resources from the Tech4Nature Initiative launched by IUCN and Huawei in 2020.

What is the Global Species Action Plan?

  • It has been developed to support implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) and to address the increasing biodiversity loss worldwide.
  • It outlines strategic interventions and actions to conserve and sustainably manage species while ensuring equitable benefits.

Q1: What is Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)?

With currently 196 contracting parties, is the most comprehensive binding international agreement in the field of nature conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Source: IUCN launches GSAP SKILLS - the Global Species Action Plan Online Knowledge Platfor