Farmland bird population

In 2017, the index of the farmland bird population in Belgium was 34.8 (100 in 1990). To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be increased. This objective will not be reached by continuing the trend since 2000. The farmland bird population is therefore developing unfavourably.

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Farmland bird population - Belgium and international comparison

index 1990 = 100

 199020002005201020122015201620172017//19902017//2012
Belgium100.063.656.058.052.649.048.934.8-3.8-7.9
Germany100.096.692.984.382.6----------
France100.075.974.464.362.2----------
Netherlands100.085.076.061.064.0----------
//: Average Growth Rates

Paquet J.Y. (2018), Direct communication 28/04/2018, data collected as part of the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme, https://pecbms.info/.

UN target: 15.5 - Take urgent and significant action to reduce the degradation of natural habitats, halt the loss of biodiversity and, by 2020, protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species.

UN indicator: the selected indicator is related to indicator 15.5.1 - Red List Index.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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