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ISO/CD 13208

Biodiversity — Vocabulary

General information

30.92     May 16, 2024


ISO/TC 331

International Standard

01.040.13     13.020.20  


This document defines the terms and definitions in the field of biodiversity. It includes terms from the observation of biodiversity loss (climate change, pollution, invasive species, erosion, soil degradation, deforestation, etc.) to the means of action to protect it (measurement, monitoring and assessment, restoration, conservation and protection, and sustainable use). The three dimensions are covered: genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity.
This document is applicable to organizations related to biodiversity, including governments, NGOs, companies, and organizations supporting biodiversity research and practice.

Life cycle


ISO/CD 13208
30.92 CD referred back to Working Group
May 16, 2024