BfN Schriften 411 - Development of National Indicators for Ecosystem Services Recommendations for Germany
The initial implementation of the requirements and objectives of Target 2, Action 5 of the European Biodiversity Strategy: “Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services” by 2014 is the aim of the recommendations formulated in this paper.
Within the scope of a research project beginning at the end of 2011 and on behalf of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, the foundation that should allow for the implementation of Target 2, Action 5 in Germany at the national level has been developed (Ifuplan et al. 2014). Based on this foundation, the following text presents the proposed indicators and cartographic representations (mapping) to be used nationwide.