Press release

Publication of biodiversity indicators

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The 2012 statistics on biodiversity indicators have been published today.

The twenty-four indicators, in both the England and UK publications, provide an insight into the health of our natural environment.

The indicators include the population status of key species, plant diversity, the status of priority species, habitats and ecosystems, protected sites, management of woodland agricultural land and fisheries, expenditure on biodiversity, and the amount of time given by volunteers to nature conservation activities.

The biodiversity indicators for England can be found here: www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/environment/biodiversity/england

The biodiversity indicators for the UK can be found here: www.defra.gov.uk/statistics/environment/biodiversity/uk