State of Nature 2020

Page Last modified 22 May 2019
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The EEA, together with its European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity and consultants from the European Commission, compile and process the reports from the Member States.

In addition, they assess the conservation status of species and habitats at the EU level. Based on these data and information, the EEA produced the State of Nature report and made available all related datasets in the form of databases and dedicated viewers.

These pages, covering the reporting period from 2013 to 2018, are the most comprehensive and systematic assessment of the state of nature and of biodiversity conservation delivered by the EU to date.

Reporting from the Member States

The links below provide access to a searchable dashboard.

  • Birds Directive Article 12 reporting: upcoming
  • Habitats Directive Article 17 reporting

Article 11 of the Habitats Directive requires Member States to monitor the conservation status of the habitats and species listed in its annexes. Article 17 requires a report to be sent to the European Commission every 6 years following an agreed format. The assessment of conservation status is based on information about the status and trends of species populations and of habitats at the level of the biogeographical or marine region.  The reports also include information on the main pressures and threats, on conservation measures and on the status and trends of species and habitats in the Natura 2000 network. As part of their reports, Member States deliver maps with the distribution of the habitats and species (presence/absence on a 10x10 km European grid).

The guidelines for assessing the conservation status and for preparing the Article 17 reports are provided in the report forms and in Explanatory Notes and Guidelines, which are together with other guidance and technical documents available on Article 17 reference portal.



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