Eurostat uses biodiversity data collected by other organisations, analyses them and prepares them for:

  • its sustainable development indicators
  • resource efficiency indicators
  • the European Commission's annual report on rural development.

The data on Eurostat's database cover:

  • protected areas under the Habitats Directive, using data collected by the Commission's department for the environment
  • common bird indicators, including common farmland birds, common forest birds and all common birds, using data from the European Bird Census Council and BirdLife.