D.4. Threatened and protected species

Indicator:

D4 – Threatened and protected species

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Brief description:

Total numbers of animal and plant species in particular taxonomic groups, the numbers of protected species and the numbers of threatened species (in the context of categories of the national nature conservation significance).

Number of threatened and protected wildlife species
in the Republic of Belarus

(number of species)

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Plants – total

293

293

293

303

303

303

303

of which:

    vascular

182

182

182

189

189

189

189

    mosses

31

31

31

34

34

34

34

    lichens

24

24

24

25

25

25

25

    algae

21

21

21

21

21

21

21

    fungi

35

35

35

34

34

34

34

Mammals

17

17

17

20

20

20

20

Birds

71

71

71

70

70

70

70

Reptiles

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Amphibians

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Fishes

10

10

10

9

9

9

9

Methodology:

Fauna monitoring is a part of the National Environmental Monitoring System in the Republic of Belarus, which is a system of observations over fauna objects and their habitats as well as assessment and forecast of development and changes under the influence of natural and anthropogenic factors;

Flora monitoring is a system of observations over flora objects and their habitats as well as assessment and forecast of development and changes;

Fauna and flora monitoring is implemented at the national and regional levels.

Data source:

The National Environmental Monitoring System;
The data producers are the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus.

Relevance of the indicator:

The indicator provides a measure of the state of biodiversity in terms of the number of threatened species and the effectiveness of national responses, i.e. actions taken to conserve national and global biodiversity.





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