The Living Planet Index Database is comprised of thousands of individual records generously contributed or sourced from across a wide range of scientific, conservation and government literature.
We are always keen to hear about datasets and data-sources that may add valuable data to the database. This is particularly true to help strengthen regional and national indices.
The best way to help us find new data depends on the type of data...
Individual papers or publications
Larger datasets or databases
Data Standards & supporting documents
If you are collecting your own data and would like to learn about how to format it such that it is easy to contribute to the Living Planet Index Database, the following documents might be useful.
- This outlines the data standards used when entering data into the Living Planet Index Database. Defining what we mean by 'population', the kinds of abundance data we can use and the other important information we need
Data Entry Template form (xslx)
- An excel spreadsheet with fields available for the data we need, a tab for population data, and a tab with the vocabulary for the fields.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Living Planet Index