DateMay 31, 2022
12:00 EDT

This virtual event, part of the GEF Technical Discussion Series, discussed Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a transformative technology for rapidly generating biodiversity data at unprecedented scales. NatureMetrics have worked with over 400 clients in 70 countries since 2016, and shared their experience using eDNA on projects including EIAs, restoration monitoring, river basin surveys, and assessments of business impacts on the environment.

During the event, presenters and discussants highlighted practical examples and simple opportunities for engaging citizen scientists in measuring biodiversity through the partnership program eBioAtlas, which was launched in 2021 by IUCN and NatureMetrics. This work will help support the IUCN Red List assessments and lay the foundations for the Global Biodiversity Framework.