Environmental indicators for national state of the environment reporting: biodiversity

Australia: State of the Environment (Environmental Indicator Reports)
Saunders DA, Margules C and Hill B
Department of the Environment, 1998
ISBN 0 42 54521 9 of the series 0 642 54526 X

About the Document

A key set of 65 environmental indicators for biodiversity is recommended for Australian state of the environment reporting at the national scale. Of these, 14 relate to pressures on biodiversity, 17 to the condition of biodiversity, and 34 to responses to loss of, or perceived threats to, biodiversity. Monitoring strategies and approaches to interpreting and analysing each of the indicators are discussed, and possible sources of data are noted. Recommendations are also made for further development of environmental indicators for biodiversity.