SEBI2010 and its 26 indicators has been selected as one of the TEN BEST IDEAS TO SAVE NATURE in 2008. .
The Commission is working with Member States and the European Environment Agency to develop a coherent set of indicators for monitoring, assessing and reporting on progress in implementing the EU Biodiversity Strategy. National, EU and global monitoring, reporting and review obligations will be improved and streamlined as far as possible with requirements under other environmental legislation, such as the Water Framework Directive. The EU 2010 biodiversity baseline and the updated EU biodiversity indicators will be key components of this work, which will also draw on other data and information, such as that produced by the Shared Environmental Information System and Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, the European Forest Data Centre and the LUCAS Land Use Cover Area Frame Survey.
The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) web portal will be the main platform for data and information sharing.
This strategy includes specific action to improve monitoring and reporting. The integration of biodiversity monitoring and reporting into EU legislation on nature, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and, to the extent feasible, Cohesion Policy would help assess the impacts of these policies on biodiversity.