National, regional and thematic applications
The Living Planet Index (LPI) method can be targeted to species within a specific nation, region or functional group. This approach could prove useful for tracking biodiversity targets and assessing the effectiveness of environmental policies aimed at conservation, at a more local level.
With the Arctic Species Trend Index we can track how the Arctic’s ecosystems and the living resources dependent upon them are responding to change.
Estuaries are under threat from manmade interventions. This report assesses trends in biodiversity and threats to estuarine ecosystems.
Analyses found that migratory species have overall increased in global abundance. Further disaggregation of the data revealed interesting underlying trends.
In 2007, the Canadian Living Planet Report was published, which included a national index and disaggregation of the data set relevant for Canada.
To produce a targeted LPI, data collection is carried out to supplement the existing data for the target country, region or species group in the LPI database.
Data are sourced from standard peer-reviewed journals and through collaboration with organisations and individuals that may have better access to available data and a greater knowledge of the ecology and threats within the target region or species group. The method of analysis is the same as the global LPI.
Guidance report for national and regional use of the LPI (1.1 MB)
Below are the national, regional and thematic indices and reports that have been produced to date.
We are working with Rewilding Europe
to develop a broader understanding of vertebrate abundance trends in Europe over the last 50 years.
The Mediterranean basin, a biodiversity hotspot, is subject to anthropogenic pressures. This report aims to aid conservation of Mediterranean wetlands.
In Uganda, monitoring of a number of species has been undertaken over the last four decades. The index shows a dramatic decline in Uganda's vertebrate species.
The Norwegian index presents an overall trend in Norway's biodiversity, as well as indices for marine, freshwater and terrestrial species.
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