Biodiversity

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The Biodiversity issue envisions a world where terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems are balanced, healthy, and thriving − ensuring natural sustainability for all life forms on the planet. The climatic conditions are stable and favourable for sustaining a wide variety of species living in their natural habitats. The Biodiversity issue relates to the Sustainable Development Goals 13, 14 and 15.

The GAPFRAME currently uses two indicators that serve as proxies for the preservation of biodiversity. These indicators are: extinction rate of animal species which estimates the number of animal extinctions per million species-years, and protected terrestrial habitat areas (EPI, 2014) that reflects biodiversity conservation efforts on a national scale.  Since there is no publicly available indicator that measures the extinction rate of species per country, the GAPFRAME uses the national IUCN Red List of Threatened Species data to estimate the extinction rate of animals at a national level.

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