Farmland bird population

In 2014, the index of the farmland bird population in Belgium was 56.6 (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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TREND ASSESSMENT: Farmland bird population - Belgium

index 1990 = 100

 2000200520102014
observations68.562.065.856.6

Eurostat (2017), Common farmland bird index [env_bio2], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

Farmland bird population

index 1990 = 100

 1990200020052009201020112012201320142014//19902014//2009
Belgium100.068.562.059.265.859.960.649.456.6-2.3-0.9
Germany100.096.692.988.184.378.582.679.8------
France100.075.974.465.464.363.962.261.059.3-2.2-1.9
Netherlands100.085.076.063.061.071.064.057.062.0-2.0-0.3
//: average growth rates

Eurostat (2017), Common farmland bird index [env_bio2], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 08/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Farmland birds population, index 1990 = 100

Definition: the farmland birds population index is a composite index of population estimates for 15 farmland birds species. The index is normalised to 100 in 1990.

Objective: to be consistent with Target 15.5, this indicator should increase.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 15.5.1: Red List Index