Biodiversity Indicators for Monitoring Impacts and Conservation Actions
The Energy & Biodiversity Initiative's "Biodiversity Indicators for Monitoring Impacts and Conservation Actions" guide provides guidance for integrating biodiversity conservation into upstream oil and gas development. In particular this document outlines a methodology for developing site-level indicators to monitor significant positive and negative biodiversity impacts and company-level indicators to inform and report on the approach taken to biodiversity conservation at a strategic level. It is not the intention of this document to provide a prescriptive list of indicators to be used in every circumstance: the diverse nature of biodiversity and of oil and gas operations makes this an unrealistic expectation. Therefore, the emphasis is on the method of deriving indicators rather than the indicators themselves.