‘Sustainable Development Index’ for Nature Conservation - Phase 2

Project partners:

Dr. Roland Achtziger, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Interdisziplinäres Ökologisches Zentrum (IÖZ) Büro Dr. Hermann Stickroth, Augsburg
Büro für ökologische Studien GdbR (BföS), Bayreuth

Director:

General project coordinator: Dr. Roland Achtziger (TU Freiberg)

Staff:

Cornelia Wolter

Financial support:

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)

Term:

Aug 01, 2004 — Oct 31, 2006

Contact Person:

Dipl.-Verw.Wiss. Roland Zieschank

Email:

Project description

This project aimed to report and revise the existing sustainability indicator for bio diversity, considering the next report of progress by the federal government on the occasion of the National Strategy of Sustainability 2006. Thus, the possibilities of giving evidence on the quality of nature and the intensity of its use were to be improved and spatially specified. The planned step of expansion 2 concludes a) the adding of several bird species, b) the expansion to all species of birds living in “normal landscapes”, as well as c) the consideration of several species of animals and plants not captured prior to this revising. Possibilities of linking this indicator to existing data on the environment concerning the main German habitats (agricultural countryside, woods, settlements, inland waters, sea side/coast and alps) were also investigated.main aspect of this research and development project is the high profile description of the indicator, as well as the development of communication strategies appropriate to the target audiences. Thus, the public opinion and the acceptance of political strategies supporting bio diversity are to be furthered.

German Sustainability Indicator for Species Diversity – A New Approach to Policy Information on Sustainable Land Use and Biological Diversity
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Publications

ACHTZIGER, R., STICKROTH, H., ZIESCHANK, R., WOLTER, C. & SCHLUMPRECHT, H. (2007): Nachhaltigkeitsindikator für die Artenvielfalt – Weiterentwicklung eines Indikators für den Zustand von Natur und Landschaft in Deutschland. Reihe Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt (in prep).

ACHTZIGER, R., STICKROTH, H. & ZIESCHANK, R. (2005): From monitoring to indicators – the German sustainability indicator for species diversity. – Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 35: 412.

ACHTZIGER, R., STICKROTH, H. & ZIESCHANK, R. (2005): From monitoring to indicators – Calculation of the German sustainability indicator for species diversity. – Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 35: 437.

STICKROTH, H., ACHTZIGER, R. & ZIESCHANK, R. (2005): Nachhaltigkeitsindikator für die Artenvielfalt – ein Indikator für den Zustand von Natur und Landschaft in Deutschland. – Tagungsband der 138. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Ornithologen-Gesellschaft DO-G in Stuttgart 2005: 117.

ZIESCHANK, R., STICKROTH, H. & ACHTZIGER, R. (2004): Seismograph für den Zustand von Natur und Landschaft. Der Indikator für die Artenvielfalt. – politische ökologie 91-92: 58-59. [Im Internet: http://www.fu-berlin.de/ffu/download/rz_vielfalt_poloek9192.pdf].

Further information

Poster "German Sustainability Indicator for Species Diversity – A New Approach to Policy Information on Sustainable Land Use and Biological Diversity" (2007), download PDF

Poster "Research for Measuring Sustainable Land Use and the Quality of Nature: The German Sustainability Indicator for Species Diversity as a New Tool" (2007), download PDF

German Sustainability Indicator for Species Diversity – A New Approach to Policy Information on Sustainable Land Use and Biological Diversity (2007), download PDF