Official Statistics

Expenditure on biodiversity

An annual assessment of spending by the public sector on biodiversity.


Biodiversity expenditure datasets


This publication covers the amount spent by the public sector on biodiversity, both in the UK and globally. Spending is one way of assessing the priority that is given to biodiversity within government.

For the purpose of this measure only biodiversity related grant money and programme expenditure has been included. The figures do not include any associated operational costs. This indicator is derived from work to establish indicators for the amount of expenditure on biodiversity in the UK and globally. The indicators are based on a combination of expert opinion, and published and unpublished estimates from public sector bodies.

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Published 18 June 2012