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Biodiversitäts-Monitoring Schweiz
Title: Biodiversitäts-Monitoring Schweiz
Title abbreviated: BDM Schweiz
Title alternative: Biodiversitätsmonitoring Schweiz
Publisher: Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft / BAFU = Bundesamt für Umwelt / Abteilung Artenmanagement
Abstract: Switzerland is one of the first countries in the world to monitor its biological diversity. The Federal Office for the environment (FOEN) has launched a programme for this purpose called Biodiversity Monitoring in Switzerland (BDM). In conjunction with the BDM programme, experts contracted by the Federal Government will regularly count animals and plants in numerous predetermined areas in the field. Whereas numerical qualitative objectives are accepted in most areas of environmental protection (emissions thresholds in air pollution control, for example), there are so far no targets for how biodiversity should change. Biodiversity monitoring helps us to define specific targets for nature conservation policy and to establish whether the measures that have been implemented are enabling us to reach these targets. [Information of the supplier]
Subject: Biological resources (333.95)
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Spatial coverage: Switzerland
Audience: Intermediate; Experts
Language: English; French; German
Format: website
Resource type: Official corporations and organisations;
Discipline based websites
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2010-06-29
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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