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UK Biodiversity Indicators 2022

News Item 2023

Update 25 May 2023

Following the publication of UK Biodiversity Indicators 2022 on 14 December 2022, an additional indicator, C4a (Status of Priority Species – relative abundance), has now been published.


14 December 2022

The latest (2022) update of the UK Biodiversity Indicators has been published today (Wednesday 14 December 2022).  First published in 2007, this is the 15th update of the Indicators.

A reduced set of six indicators and their constituent measures have been updated in 2022. A further update, of indicator C4a (Status of Priority species), is anticipated in early 2023.  The reduced publication is due to a comprehensive review of the indicators being undertaken in 2022 and 2023.  The review is intended to ensure that the indicators remain fit for purpose, including in response to the post-2020 global biodiversity framework being negotiated through the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP15); as well as being based on the best available data.

The next full update will take place after the review has been completed in 2023. It is not anticipated that this will lead to missing data for the indicators which have not been updated this year; data which would have been published in 2022 will be available in the 2023 update.  For further information on the review, visit on the website or contact

The UK Biodiversity Indicators are official statistics and are dependent on a wide variety of data, provided by government, research bodies, and the voluntary sector – in total nearly 100 organisations are involved. The presentation and assessment of the indicators is verified by the data providers, and the production and editing of the indicators is overseen by government statisticians. 

JNCC would like to thank all colleagues who have contributed to the publication over the past 15 years.

For more information, and to see the updates, visit the UKBI 2022 webpage.

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