ETC/BD Technical paper 2/2020: State of Nature in the EU - Methodological paper Methodologies under the Nature Directives reporting 2013-2018 and analysis for the State of Nature 2000

01 Oct 2020


This report details the methods applied in the current State of Nature report, complementing the reporting guidelines for the Member States; it focuses on assessments made at EU level beyond Member State reports. It is a stand-alone document that explains all methodological processes that led to the assessments and results presented in the current State of Nature Report. It includes descriptions of methodological approaches applied for determining conservation status and trends for birds and Habitats Directive habitats and species, pressures and responses to protected species and habitats, the status of the Natura 2000 network and progress towards the relevant targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020.

Prepared by: Lina Röschel, Rebecca Noebel, Ulf Stein and Sandra Naumann (Ecologic Institute, DE), Carlos Romão, and Eleni Tryfon (European Environment Agency, DK), Zelmira Gaudillat and Sabine Roscher (Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, FR), Dietmar Moser and Thomas Ellmauer (Umweltbundesamt, AT), Manuel Löhnertz (space4environment, LU), Lubos Halada (Institute of Landscape Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, SK), Anna Staneva and Claire Rutherford (BirdLife International, UK)