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How to measure Europe's biodiversity? Take a closer look at what we learnt through SEBI #indicators.

How to measure Europe's biodiversity? Take a closer look at what we learnt through SEBI #indicators.

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. The SEBI process started in 2005 as a partnership with a pan-European dimension. Almost 150 experts helped to build a set of 26 indicators which show among other things genetic diversity of domesticated animals, trends in species populations and the extent of selected ecosystems and habitat...

Full article: http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/measuring-biodiversit...

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