The ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook (ABO) is the flagship publication of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) showcasing developments on biodiversity conservation in the ASEAN region.
The first edition of the ABO (ABO1) was published in 2010 and launched at the 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP10) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) held in Nagoya, Japan. ABO1 presented the state of biodiversity, the drivers of biodiversity loss in the ASEAN region, and a snapshot of some of the actions by ASEAN Member States in combating the loss of biodiversity. ABO1 was based on information from the ASEAN Member States’ 4th National Reports to the CBD or similar national reports and action plans, as well as from global and regional datasets collected by the ACB from other international and regional organizations.
The second edition (ABO2) was published in 2017. ABO2 discusses ASEAN’s progress in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, the state of major habitats in the region, and the many factors that influence and contribute to their effective management.
The third edition (ABO3) recommends narrative shifts to draw more attention to the collective, responsible, and pragmatic actions for biodiversity using the most recent available information on the progress, achievements, and areas for improvement of biodiversity in the region.