TNFD Explained: Biodiversity Regulation and Monitoring

Are you ready for nature monitoring? The protection of nature will become increasingly important to companies in the coming years. As recent Climate COPs have introduced stronger accountability for corporations to reach net-zero, biodiversity transparency and reporting will soon become a legal requirement.

The TNFD (Taskforce for Nature related Financial Disclosure) is an international initiative designed to provide a framework for how organisations can address, manage and disclose nature related risks and opportunities.

The TNFD recommends that organisations should evaluate their nature risk using the LEAP approach:

  • LOCATE your interface (assets and operations) with nature
  • EVALUATE your business processes and activities that may impact these locations
  • ASSESS any material nature-related risks and mitigation opportunities
  • PREPARE by setting, measuring and reporting targets that align with TNFD. This means measuring biodiversity baselines and monitoring progress.

Your Monitoring Plan

Effective monitoring is crucial to baseline and measure progress in the long term. TNFD and other industry/government regulation requires effective monitoring to measure progress and mitigate nature risks.

  • Evaluate Effectiveness: Monitoring allows for the continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of biodiversity planning and land management. By regularly assessing the state of biodiversity on the farm, you can gauge whether implemented measures are yielding the desired results.
  • Adaptive Management: Biodiversity is influenced by numerous external and internal factors, and changes can occur unexpectedly. A monitoring plan provides the data needed to adapt and update your biodiversity action plan in response to these changes, ensuring it remains effective over time. Regular monitoring can help identify potential problems or unexpected consequences early, allowing for quick responses and adjustments to prevent minor issues from becoming major problems.
  • Inform Decisions: The data gathered from monitoring can provide invaluable insights to inform decision-making processes, from day-to-day operations to long-term strategic planning.
  • Demonstrate Progress and Achievements: A monitoring plan helps quantify the impacts of your biodiversity planning, and provide evidence of progress that can be used for reporting to stakeholders, securing funding, or validating compliance with regulations.

Bioacoustic Monitoring

Measuring nature is complex. Unlike carbon emissions, it is harder to consolidate nature into a single metric or number. Nature is a complex web of species, with interactions and dependencies maintaining the balance. With these new measurement guidelines, organisations need to think about monitoring entire landscapes, and protecting species groups at a local, national and international scale. Robust and evidenced monitoring baselines must be in place so that progress can be measured in the long term.

Bioacoustics is one such tool that can deliver scalable, long-term monitoring and comprehensive measurement of key species groups. Get in touch if you’re interested in learning more about bioacoustic monitoring can help you reach your nature monitoring goals.

High Quality Reporting to understand your land and nature.

We provide valuable insights into the presence, behaviour, and changes of species over time. This translates into actionable information, enabling you to make informed decisions regarding conservation efforts, land management, and environmental impact assessments.

We employ a combination of advanced algorithms, statistical analysis, and human verification to deliver accurate, reliable and timely results.

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Species Insights

Monitor key bird and bat species of conservation and legal importance. Identifying species at risk is vital, as it helps focus our efforts on the wildlife that needs urgent action. Continuous monitoring helps us track how the species’ populations are changing.

Understand Species Diversity and Population Trends

Bioacoustic monitoring allows us to identify different species based on their unique vocalizations. This can help us understand the diversity of species in a given area and track changes in their activity and behaviour, measuring progress against your biodiversity plans.

Monitor Land Health

The soundscape of an ecosystem can provide valuable information about its overall health. A vibrant and diverse soundscape often indicates a thriving ecosystem, while changes in the soundscape can signal potential problems.

Non-invasive and Cost Effective

Bioacoustic monitoring is a non-invasive method, planned around your farming operations. Scale the monitoring to the size and needs of your land.

Continous and Long-term monitoring

Recorders are easy to use and can be used in a variety of habitats. Once installed, bioacoustic devices can record continuously for extended periods, capturing data day and night. This allows for long-term monitoring and the detection of patterns or changes that might be missed with intermittent surveys.

How can we help?

We offer bioacoustic services to bring unparalleled insights into the biodiversity of your landscapes.

But we don’t just provide the technology – we also interpret the data for you. Our clear metrics and easy-to-understand biodiversity reports tailored to your farm’s needs. Whether you’re looking to enhance habitat conditions, improve sustainability practices, or simply understand the biodiversity dynamics of your farmland, Carbon Rewild is your partner in realising these goals. Feel free to get in touch for a quick conversation or free consultation based on your requirements.

Pro Bird Survey

Custom bird bioacoustic monitoring plan based on land size and monitoring requirements

• Multiple Recording Devices
• Long-term monitoring period
• 24-hour Bird monitoring
• Custom reporting
• In-depth analysis and Bird activity trends

Pro Bat Survey

Custom bat bioacoustic monitoring plan based on land size and monitoring requirements

• Multiple Recording Devices
• Long-term monitoring plan
• Extensive night time bat monitoring
• Custom reporting
• In-depth analysis and Bat activity trends