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Living Planet Index (farmland specialists) [BIP]

Living Planet Index (farmland specialists) [BIP]

Indicator description

The Living Planet Index (farmland specialists) indicator is calculated using time-series data for vertebrate species from around the globe. The underlying method is the same as for the global Living Planet Index so the indicator uses data that is of high temporal resolution and spatially explicit through being tied to a particular location. This allows for recording of metadata on local threats and conservation action and allows for disaggregation at different scales. Being based on annual changes in species populations on site level measures, the index is sensitive to annual change and reflects environmental conditions and impacts. Data sources and methods are publicly accessible online (www.livingplanetindex.org) and traceable.

This indicator can be used to complement the Wild Bird Index as it has the potential to show trends in other vertebrate species and in regions other than Europe and North America.

Mapping with Sustainable Development Goals

SDG Target 15.1

By 2020, ensure the conservation, restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

SDG Target 15.2

By 2020, promote the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests, halt deforestation, restore degraded forests and substantially increase afforestation and reforestation globally

SDG Target 15.5

Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species