The Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research, ISPRA (Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale) has made available online the EU Nature Directives Reporting (2013-2018).
The situation is critical for the species and habitats that populate Italy: although protected for decades, 54% of the flora and 53% of the terrestrial fauna, 22% of marine species and 89% of terrestrial habitats are in an unfavorable state of conservation. while marine habitats show favorable status in 63% of cases and unknown in the remaining 37%.
This is what emerges from the ISPRA report on biodiversity in Italy, which presents the updated picture of the conservation status of animal and plant species and habitats protected at community level present in our country in the context both marine and terrestrial. The volume provides a commented summary of the results that emerge from the Italian data produced in response to European directives and regulations on biodiversity and presents the results that emerged from the three reports transmitted by Italy to the European Commission in 2019 under the Habitats and Birds Directives. and of the Regulation for the fight against invasive alien species.
Download the report on biodiversity in Italy (in Italian).