Genetic diversity among and within populations of all species is necessary for people and the planet to survive in a changing world. Over the past three years, the conservation of genetic diversity has received increased ambition and specificity in commitments under the draft Convention on Biological Diversity's (CBD) post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. This perspective article, co-authored by dozens of international scientists, including NatureServe's Biodiversity Indicator Program Director Mike Gill, comments on how CBD goals and targets have evolved and what improvements are still needed. It also provides lessons learned from this process and connections between goals and targets and the actions and reporting necessary to maintain, protect, manage and monitor genetic diversity.
Genetic Diversity Goals and Targets Have Improved, But Remain Insufficient
Hoban, Sean. "Genetic diversity Goals and Targets have improved, but remain insufficient." (2022). Preprint available, in peer review.