Norway's Living Planet Report, produced by WWF Norway , presents an overall trend for the nation's biodiversity, as well as separate indices for marine, terrestrial and freshwater. The total index decreased by 35 percent in the period from 1975 to 2003.
Marine species have had a population decrease of about 30 percent from 1970 to 2003. Populations of terrestrial species show big fluctuations, stabilizing around the value 1 during the past ten years. Species especially dependent on freshwater and wetlands seem to have had the most dramatic reduction, with an average population reduction of about 50 percent from 1975 to 2003.
The Living Planet Index for Norway 1970-2006. Shaded area indicates the upper and lower 95% confidence limits.
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This report is a product of WWF Norway . Following on from this report the Norwegian data were incorporated into the global Living Planet database.