animal species


Indicator: Species diversity and landscape quality

A graph shows the development of the population of representative bird species for different landscapes and the development of an aggregate indicator for 1970, 1975 and from 1990 to 2019 in percent. The aggregate indicator decreases significantly from 214 in 1970 to 75 in 2019.

In 2019 the indicator was at 75.3 percent and remains far from the target value of 100 percent.Particularly the values of the sub-indicators for agricultural land and inland waters have shown a negative development in recent years.In the German Sustainable Development Strategy, the Federal Government envisages that the indicator should rise to 100 percent by 2030. Considerable additional effort is... read more

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