European Environment Agency report: Measuring biodiversity with indicators

The continuing loss of biodiversity – made up of genes, species and ecosystems – is a matter of growing concern in Europe. Yet measuring the extent of the loss and the threat it poses is a huge challenge, a new report from the European Environment Agency says.

In recent years the Streamlining European Biodiversity Indicators (SEBI) process coordinated by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has developed a set of indicators to measure progress against targets to halt biodiversity loss. The EEA has now reviewed the successful process which created the indicators in a new report.

The report, ‘Streamlining European biodiversity indicators 2020: Building a future on lessons learnt from the SEBI 2010 process‘ summarises achievements to date and is intended to help form the next stage of improving indicators for new biodiversity targets for 2020.