Living Planet Index

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2991 species and 15000 populations

The Living Planet Index (LPI) is a measure of the state of the world's biological diversity based on population trends of vertebrate species from terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. The LPI has been adopted by the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) as an indicator of progress towards its 2011-2020 target to 'take effective and urgent action to halt the loss of biodiversity'.

Data and Monitoring

The LPI is based on trends of thousands of population time series collected from monitored sites around the world. This online portal allows you to search for and contribute data.

Data Portal >

The 2016 Living Planet Report has been published. Read about the latest results on global trends in vertebrate species and humanity's pressure on important habitats.

Living Planet Report 2016
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