The importance of biodiversity and the severity of current losses are well-recognized. Agricultural expansion is still one of the main drivers of biodiversity declines serving global commodity supply chains. Increasing awareness and commitment to address the environmental impacts of our consumption patterns has been shown in recent years. Still, our current means to monitor progress towards biodiversity-positive supply chains are limited.
To address this, Biodiv Watch presents state-of-the-art analytical tools for spatially explicit quantification of biodiversity patterns at regional to continental scales using satellite earth observation. Such information can help inform, guide, and reshape supply chain management regarding biodiversity impacts caused by agricultural expansion and sourcing decisions, weighing in on the impact of agricultural commodities on plant biodiversity in our (expanding) production landscapes.