Biodiversity Index. In 2018, a study claimed that about 6,000 years ago, about two-thirds of Europe was covered by forests, but deforestation for agricultural land and fuel has reduced the area of ​​forests throughout Europe by half today. Is. Currently only one third of Europe is covered by forests. In countries like the United Kingdom and Ireland, only 10% of the forests are left.

Researchers developed the Biodiversity Index.

Andy Purvey, a professor at the Museum of Natural History in London, and his team have developed a biodiversity index for the first time. Andy Pros says the biodiversity index can be used to compare countries directly to which countries have protected their biodiversity and how much biodiversity has been lost in the race for development.

A large amount of data is stored and stored in the Biodiversity Index (BII). Each country is rated from zero to 100%. Zero means that there is basically no biodiversity left in a country and 100% means that the natural ecosystem is completely intact.

This is how the Biodiversity Index works.

The Biodiversity Index is based on a wealth of data on plants, animals and the environment. This index has been compiled since 2012. More than 1,000 researchers from around the world have compiled data for this index. Let me tell you that in a report of 2019, the United Nations also warned that there is an ‘unprecedented’ decline in the environment of our earth and there is a danger of extinction of one million species.

Significantly, the debate over the loss of the environment and biodiversity due to deforestation has become commonplace around the world today. Today many countries have become rich by destroying the environment but no country has ever studied how much progress they have made by losing their environment or nature.