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The NBSAP Forum provides free, web-based learning opportunities that build your professional capacity to develop and implement NBSAPs. We offer over 30 free, self-paced online courses on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and elements of the NBSAP and 6NR revision and implementation processes. At the end of each course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can take our courses when and where you like with minimum disruptions in your busy working schedule. Enrolling in our e-learning courses is simple. Simply click on the course you are interested and taking. The Forum will take you to a Partner website where our modules are hosted. You can create your profile at no cost, and get started today. We look forward to learning with you!

Explains how to develop national and subnational biodiversity indicators. The steps can also be used to those developing site-level indicators. The first five modules focus on national biodiversity indicator development in general, while the sixth lesson considers the role of indicators in updating NBSAPs.

Provides IUCN Red List training on a global scale, through a partnership with IUCN. This multiple-module course will teach you about the rules and standards used for IUCN Red List assessments. You will also learn how to compile a scientifically rigorous IUCN Red List assessment.

Explains the process of developing conservation measures. You will learn how to consider the audience and conservation context for monitoring programs, and review the fundamentals of articulating program logic and experimental design for cost effective data collection. 

Explains the Conservation Measures Partnership Open Standards. Explores two key questions: “What actions are needed to achieve our conservation goals?” and “Are our actions effective in achieving our conservation goals?” Answering them allows us to determine the most important actions to take over time.

Trains you to use The Nature Conservancy's Indicators of Hydrological Alteration software. This software can be used to assess how rivers, lakes and underground basins are affected by human activities over time, or to evaluate future water management scenarios.

Introduces the Coastal Resilience Gulf of Mexico Decision Support Tool. This web-based mapping tool informs coastal management decision-making using spatial data at the state or site level. You will use this tool to conduct restoration scenario planning and explore future scenarios such as sea level rise. 

Introduces the concepts of climate change, deforestation, forest degradation, and REDD+. Module 1 provides background information on climate change, the drivers of deforestation, and strategies for reducing deforestation and forest degradation. Module 2 explores REDD+ technical, political, financial, social, and environmental issues. Module 3 explains the basics of implementing REDD+ activities, undertaking REDD+ policy negotiations, and building capacity to develop credible REDD+ activities.