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Indicator Initiatives

There are a number of regional, national and sub-national biodiversity indicator initiatives in existence. Select an initiative from the list below to find information on:

  • How it was established
  • How it was selected
  • What indicators are used

There are also interviews with the focal points for the different initiatives, detailing lessons learned from their experiences and useful words of advice to those looking to develop their own biodiversity indicators.


Botswana's Environmental Information System

Ethiopia's Selected Biodiversity Indicators

South Africa's Biodiversity Monitoring Programme


Europe: Streamlining European Biodiversity Indicators (SEBI)

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme

Nordic Biodiversity Indicators 2010 (NordBio2010)

MOBI (Austria's Biodiversity Indicators)

Finnish Biodiversity Indicators

Scotland's Biodiversity Indicators

UK Biodiversity Indicators

Biodiversity Monitoring Switzerland

North America

Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Programme

Latin America and the Caribbean

National System of Environmental Indicators (NSEI): Mexico