New Guide to Bodiversity Indicators Launched

Barry Gardiner, Biodiversity Minister, today launched Biodiversity Indicators In Your Pocket 2007. The 18 indicators track the UK’s progress against international biodiversity targets. This is the first time that a comprehensive set of biodiversity indicators has been published for the UK.

The indicators are grouped under the six focal areas identified by the Convention on Biological Diversity and the European Council. They show the UK’s progress towards halting the decline of biodiversity by 2010. The pocket-sized booklet makes the indicators easily accessible to a wide audience and enables everyone to judge where progress is being made and where the challenges lie.