Living Planet Index
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 2015 Living Blue Planet Report has been published. Read about the latest results on global trends in marine species and humanity's pressure on important aquatic habitats. Report summary
This thematic edition of the Living Planet Report reveals global trends in marine species and examines how pressures such as fishing, pollution and climate change are impacting important aquatic habitats.
Using the Living Planet Index for populations in protected areas we are assessing if, where and how protected areas are working.