Biodiversity Action Plan Report 2007
first progress evaluation on implementation of the Biodiversity Action
Plan covers the period up to the end of 2007 and focuses on action at
Community level. It is a concise factual report highlighting key elements of progress for each of the ten objectives of the Biodiversity Communication.
evaluation shows progress in relation to some of the objectives,
targets and actions of the EU Biodiversity Action Plan. Much of this
relates to existing legislation, including the establishment of the
Natura 2000 Network of conservation areas. Now covering around
20 % of the EU's terrestrial territory and significant marine
areas, Natura 2000 is at the core of EU biodiversity policy.
new initiatives are work towards an EU framework on invasive alien
species, strengthening partnerships on business and biodiversity,
communicating biodiversity and launching of a review of the economics
of biodiversity loss.
difficult to demonstrate significant progress in the integration of
biodiversity into other sectoral policies relating to the wider EU
countryside and marine environments and in reinforcing the
compatibility of regional and territorial development with biodiversity
in the EU.
Also, there is a need to strengthen synergies between climate change and biodiversity objectives.
progress has been made in enhancing global governance and addressing
trade in illegal timber, but the mainstreaming of biodiversity in
bilateral development cooperation and in EU trade policies remains an
This is supported by a more detailed summary of progress for each of the 150 actions set out in the EU plan.
assessment is also supported by ongoing work on European biodiversity
indicators led by the European Environment Agency within the framework
of the project on Streamlining European 2010 Biodiversity Indicators
Report on the development of SEBI