Species population trend data continue to be collected with regular addition of large volumes of high quality data to the Living Planet Database.
The aim is to increase the species population data coverage in tropical regions (which are species rich but data poor) and for less well represented vertebrate groups (amphibians, reptiles, fishes). This will allow greater scope for the application of the LPI method and will enhance the data set for the global index.
An online version of the database is currently being developed and will be released in the near future. This will disseminate biodiversity trend information in a transparent and accessible format. It will also allow users to submit their own data for inclusion in the LPI, and view the information that is most relevant and meaningful to them.
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