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Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to In Your Face . Sara Snaell donated € 1,000 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Abhijit Agarwal donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Zero Waste Event donated € 78 to Promote Public Health in Mozambique through Safe Waste Management . Pub Quiz Event donated € 398 to Provide Eco-Friendly Stoves to Indigenous Guatemalans . Cocktails for the Planet Event donated € 1,594 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Transmodernity Event donated € 113 to Empower and Facilitate the Youth Climate Change Movement in Iraq . Plan A E-Waste Event donated € 172 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Robby Block donated € 500 to Help an Indian Youth Organization Keep the Ocean Clean . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Albrecht Schrader donated € 100 to Help Lesotho Develop a Solar Energy System . Konstantinos Dimitriadis donated € 5 to Help Build Eco-Friendly Homes for Rural Communities in India . Manon Steiner donated € 15 to Help Rwandan Cities Control Waste and Stay Clean . Bart van den Heuvel donated € 25 to Recycled Electronics for German School Children . Prateek Gogineni donated € 30 to Promote Clean Agroforestry in Rural India . Lluis Mateu donated € 50 to Bringing Back Forests In Kenya . Renato Anselmi Ricci donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,300 to E-waste Race Germany . Kiki Beck donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany . Donal O‘Byrne donated € 1,500 to E-waste Race Germany . Farah Piryeva donated € 200 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Ruggero Lambertini donated € 75 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Iren Dikova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Vladimir Topencharov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Luke Farrelly donated € 120 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Andrey Bankovski donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Kalina Zhechkova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Anton Batchvarov donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stivian Valchev donated € 35 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Tatyana Mitkova donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . NELIA VATEVA donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Kitov donated € 25 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Ivaylo Vasilev donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Alex Winkler donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Valeriia Muliukova donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Francesca bianchi donated € 100 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stephanie van groenendael donated € 40 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Judith de Warren donated € 50 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . nat Bonnisseau donated € 1 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Luke Davis donated € 10 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Stanislav Stoev donated € 30 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Nathan Bonnisseau donated € 18 to Recruiting 20,000 New Sagarmitra Student Volunteers . Sara Riva donated € 50 to CROWDFOREST: Making Reforestation Faster and Free through Unmanned Aerial Vehicles . Luke Davis donated € 5 to E-waste Race Germany . Jürg Rohrer donated € 150 to Improved Firewood Stoves (IFS) for Indigenous Families in Guatemala . Errin Saunders donated € 10 to Empowering Mangrove Women for a Healthy & Resilient Ecosystem . Elise van Groningen donated € 20 to E-waste Race Germany .

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DATA INSIGHTS

Species Protection Index (SPI)

AVERAGE AREA OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION UNDER PROTECTION

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Species Protection Index (SPI)

AVERAGE AREA OF SPECIES DISTRIBUTION UNDER PROTECTION

Species Protection Index (SPI)

SPI measures the average area of species distributions in protected areas in a country and provides a measure of how many wildlife species and how much of their habitats are under protection. It is developed to quantify biodiversity loss and improve the conservation status of wildlife species and habitats. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets (orange dotted line in the plot) serves as a benchmark for countries to conserve at least 17% of national terrestrial and inland water areas (particular importance for biodiversity and ecosystem services) by 2020. Each dot in the plot represents a country and its SPI score (Y-axis). Countries at the bottom with the relatively poor score are behind in terms of species protection when compared to the countries at the top of the graph.


As of 2018, nearly all countries are not on track to achieve the Aichi Biodiversity Targets. In order to achieve the global Targets, increasing financial and technical support to assist those countries lagging behind in terms of species conservation is one key area of action.


SPI use remote sensing data, which can help to track changes in ecosystems on a large scale with improved efficiency and standardization. However, remote sensing and aerial photography are limited in their ability to assess all changes in biodiversity. Thus, assessment of certain measures of biodiversity still requires human-assisted data collection a process often hindered by a limited number of professionals with adequate funding.

No. of Bird Species threatened

NUMBER OF THREATENED BIRD SPECIES PER COUNTRY

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No. of Bird Species threatened

NUMBER OF THREATENED BIRD SPECIES PER COUNTRY

Species Protection Index (SPI)

The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List is a crucial indicator for tracking progress and achieving the SDGs. This indicator evaluates the status of endangered species and provides a list of endangered and threatened species around the world. Each dot in the plot represents a country and the number of bird species threatened in each country. This plot uses threatened bird species to demonstrate how human activity impacts on wildlife. 


Brazil and Indonesia both have over 150 threatened bird species, far more than other countries around the world. They also have the highest level of deforestation for resource extraction, agriculture, and urbanisation. Together they hold nearly 35% of the world’s tropical forest and are home to more than 30% of the world’s known bird species.  According to BirdLife, agriculture is the biggest threat, affecting 1,091 species (which is 74% of all threatened species). Logging is the second leading threat against birds and impacts 734 species (50% of all threatened species). (World Bank, 2017; BirdLife, 2018)

COUNTRY HOTSPOTS

These are the countries where this theme is particularly important and
need most pressing action. Discover the hotspots.

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