Abbreviations and acronyms related to the Convention



IAATA International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
IABG International Association of Botanical Gardens
IABIN Inter-American Biodiversity Information Network
IAC Informal Advisory Committee (to the CHM)
IACR Integrated Approach to Crop Research
IAGLR International Association for Great Lakes Research
IAIA International Association for Impact Assessment
IAM integrated area management
IARC International Agricultural Research Centre
IATP The Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
IBA important bird area
IBGE Institut Bruxellois pour la Gestion de l'Environnement
(Nl=  Brussels Instituut voor Milieubeheer, BIM)
(En=  Brussels Institute for Management of the Environment)
IBIN Indigenous Peoples Biodiversity Information Network
IBOY International Biodiversity Observation Year 2001-2002
IBP International Biological Programme
IBPGR International Board for Plant Genetic Resources
IBS ISNAR Biotechnology Service  (of CGIAR)
IBSFC International Baltic Sea Fishery Commission
ICAM Integrated Coastal Areas Management
ICAN International Canopy Network
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (of CGIAR)
ICBG International Cooperative Biodiversity Group
ICBN International Code of Botanical Nomenclature
ICBP International Council for Bird Preservation
(now Birdlife International)
ICBT International Conference on Biodiversity and Tourism
ICCBD Intergovernmental Committee for the Convention on Biological Diversity
ICCP Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol
ICDO Interdepartementale Commissie Duurzame Ontwikkeling (Belgium)
[Fr= Commission Interdépartementale du Développement Durable (CIDD)]
ICDP Integrated Conservation/Development Project
ICE Information Center for the Environment
ICEL International Council for Environmental Law
ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
(Fr= Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer)
ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
ICL Interministeriële Conferentie Leefmilieu  (Belgium)
(Fr=  Conférence interministérielle de l'Environnement)
(En=  Interministerial Conference for the Environment)
ICLARM International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management  (of CGIAR)
ICLEI International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
ICM Integrated Coastal Management
ICMSF International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods
ICNB International Code of Nomenclature of Bacteria
ICNCP International Code of Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants
ICONS Integrated Conservation Networking System  (of IUCN)
ICPM Interim Commission for Phytosanitary Measures
ICRAF International Centre for Research in Agroforestry  (of CGIAR)
ICRISAT International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics  (of CGIAR)
ICSU International Council for Science
(formerly: International Council of Scientific Unions)
ICTDS International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development
ICTV International Committee on the Taxonomy of Viruses
ICZM Integrated Coastal Zone Management
ICZN International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
- IDA Interchange of Data between Administrations (European Commission's Programme)
- IDA International Depository Authority
- IDA International Development Association
IDR in-depth review
IDRC International Development Research Centre
IDRI International Development Research Institute
IE Industry and Environment Office (of UNEP)
IEEA Integrated System of Environmental and Economic Accounting
- IEEP Institute for European Environmental Policy
- IEEP International Environmental Education Programme
IEPF Institut de l' Energie et de l' Environnement de la Francophonie
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFF International Forum on Forests
IFFWS Inland Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Sectors of the SADC
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute  (of CGIAR)
IG inter-governmental
IGAD Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGCP International Gorilla Conservation Programme
IGOs intergovernmental organizations
IIASA International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis
IIED International Institute for Environment and Development
IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development
"Linkages" Biodiversity Meetings and Documents
IITA International Institute of Tropical Agriculture  (of CGIAR)
IIUE International Institute for the Urban Environment
ILCA International Livestock Centre for Africa
ILDIS International Legume Database and Information Service
ILRI International Livestock Research Institute  (of CGIAR)
IMAGE Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effects
IMCAM integrated marine and coastal area management
IMCO Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMI International Mycological Institute
IMO International Maritime Organization
IN Instituut voor Natuurbehoud  (Belgium)
(En=  Institute of Nature Conservation)
INBio Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (in Costa Rica)
(En= National Institute of Biodiversity)
INC Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee
INEAC Institut National pour l'Etude Agronomique du Congo
(En=  Congolese National Institute for Agronomic Research)
INEM International Network for Environmental Management
INFORM-R Management Information System for Agricultural Research  (of CGIAR)
INFOTERRA Global Environmental Information Exchange Network (of UNEP)
INGER International Network for Genetic Evaluation of Rice
INIBAP International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain
INTECOL International Association of Ecology
INTERFACE Système d'échange d'informations et d'expériences sur l'environnement et le développement
IOC Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (of UNESCO)
IOCU International Organisation of Consumers' Unions
IODE International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange
IOPI International Organization for Plant Information
IOPN International Office for the Protection of Nature
IP indigenous peoples
IPBC International Panel on Biodiversity Conservation
IPBN Indigenous People's Biodiversity Network
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (under WMO and UNEP)
IPEC International Program on Ecosystem Change
IPEN International Plant Exchange Network
IPF Intergovernmental Panel on Forests
IPGRI International Plant Genetic Resources Institute  (of CGIAR)
IPH Scientific Institute of Public Health (Belgium)
(Fr=  Institut Scientifique de la Santé Publique, ISP)
(Nl=  Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid, WIV)
IPM integrated pest management
IPNI The International Plant Names Index
IPPC International Plant Protection Convention  (text presently in force)
(Fr= Convention internationale pour la protection des végétaux  -  texte
IPR intellectual property rights  ---  helpdesk
IRAOH International Registration Authority for Orchid Hybrids
IRB International Register on Biosafety
IRCEL Intergewestelijke Cel voor het Leefmilieu (F= CELINE)
(En= Interregional Cell for the Environment)
IRGT Institut Royal pour la Gestion durable des ressources naturelles et la promotion des Technologies propres
(Nl= Koninklijk Instituut voor het duurzame beheer van de Natuurlijke rijkdommen en de bevordering van schone Technologie, KINT)
(En= Royal Institute for the sustainable Management of natural resources and the promotion of clean Technology, RINT)
IRN International Rivers Network
IRPTC International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals (of UNEP)
IRRI International Rice Research Institute  (of CGIAR)
IRSAC Institut pour la Recherche Scientifique en Afrique Centrale
(En=  Institute for Scientific Research in Central Africa)
IRScNB Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique
(Nl= Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen)
(De= Königlich Belgisches Institut für Naturwissenschaften)
(En= Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences)
ISDO Informatiesysteem voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling 
(En= Information System for Sustainable Development)
(Fr= Système d'information pour le développement durable)
ISEI International Society for Ecological Informatics
ISEE International Society for Ecological Economics
ISEU International Socio-Ecological Union
ISIS International Species Information System
ISNAR International Service for National Agricultural Research  (of CGIAR)
ISOC Intersessional Meeting on the Operations of the Convention
ISP Institut Scientifique de la Santé Publique (Belgium)
(Nl=  Wetenschappelijk Instituut Volksgezondheid, WIV)
(En=  Scientific Institute of Public Health, IPH)
ISPMs International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures
ISRIC International Soil Reference and Information Centre
ISSD Information System for Sustainable Development
(Fr= Système d'information pour le développement durable)
(Nl= Informatiesysteem voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling)
ISSG Invasive Species Specialist Group
ISTA The International Seed Testing Association
ISTRA Images Scientifiques et Techniques et Réalisations Audio-visuelles
a programme of GENAGRO
ITC International Trade Centre UNCTAD / WTO
ITCPGR International Technical Conference on Plant Genetic Resources
ITE Institute for Terrestrial Ecology (UK)
ITFF Inter-agency Task Force on Forests
ITIS Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITM Initiative taxonomique mondiale
(En= Global Taxonomy Initiative)
ITTA International Tropical Timber Agreement
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
ITWG Intergovernmental Technical Working Group
ITWG-AnGR Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
ITWG-PGR Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IU International Undertaking (on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture)
IUBS International Union of Biological Sciences
IUC Information Unit for Conventions (of UNEP)
IUCN The World Conservation Union
(formerly: International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources)
IUCN / CERO The World Conservation Union's Office for Central Europe
IUCN / CIS The World Conservation Union's Office for the Commonwealth of Independent States
IUCN / ELC The World Conservation Union's Environmental Law Centre
IUCN / ERO The World Conservation Union's European Regional Office
IUDZG The World Zoo Organization
IUFRO International Union of Forestry Research Organizations
IULA International Union of Local Authorities
IUMS International Union of Microbiological Societies
IUPGR International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
IUPN International Union for the Protection of Nature
IWC International Whaling Commission
IWETO Inventory of Scientific and Technological Research (the Flemish Research Database under the auspices of the Science and Innovation Administration, Ministry of Flanders, Belgium)
IWMI International Water Management Institute  (of CGIAR)
IWRB International Wildfowl Research Bureau
IYO International Year of the Ocean
IZWO Instituut voor Zeewetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Belgium)
(En= Institute for Marine Scientific Research)
IZY International Zoo Yearbook

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