The present report considers the status and trends of pan-European biodiversity in a range of ecosystems, and the implications of these trends for biodiversity management policy and practice. It considers the key biodiversity policy instruments currently applied in Europe, the threats to biodiversity and the management implications of such threats across major habitat types.
The report makes use of Streamlining European 2010 Biodiversity Indicators (SEBI 2010) and other relevant national and regional information sources that the European Environment Agency coordinates.
This report shows that Europe is still far from meeting its 2010 target and that we risk missing future targets unless we change the way that we are managing our environment. Shortcomings until now have included gaps in policy implementation and integration a lack of political will, insufficient financing and communication, the absence of readily quantifiable targets and inadequate knowledge and monitoring of biodiversity in Europe.