Global biodiversity has declinedThe Global Living Planet Index continues to show around a 30% global decline since 1970
Scroll over the map below to see the Living Planet Index in more detail in different habitat types in tropical and temperate areas.
Shorthand for biological diversity. Variability among living organisms from all sources including terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems (CBD and UNEP).
A dynamic complex of plant, animal and micro-organism communities and their non-living environment interacting as a functional unit.
A major portion of the living environment of a particular region characterized by its distinctive vegetation and maintained by local climatic conditions.