This biodiversity assessment is integrating our knowledge on species, habitats and protected areas into the complex issues of ecosystem management, ecosystem services, human health and wellbeing. Chapter 2 includes an overview of the state of biodiversity in the EU and EEA member countries and an analysis on pressures with a more specific focus on terrestrial ecosystems. Biodiversity loss and ecosystem services are discussed in Chapter 3. Chapter 4 considers outlooks, responses, next steps and knowledge gaps.
Most of the information on which this assessment is based, derives from assessments of the SEBI 2010 indicator set, the EU Biodiversity Baseline (EEA, 2010a) and the 2010 biodiversity assessment report (EEA, 2010b).