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Indicator 2.5.2 Proportion of local breeds classified as being at risk, not at risk or at unknown level of risk of extinction

Proportion of local livestock breeds classified as being at risk of extinction

This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator and has been identified in collaboration with topic experts. We will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification.

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Headline data

Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available

Proportion of local livestock breeds classified as being at risk of extinction

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

The indicator presents the percentage of livestock breeds classified as being at risk, not at risk or of unknown risk of extinctions at a certain moment in time, as well as the trends for those percentages.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Risk category updated to reflect the following values (count of breeding females) - <100 = Critical; 100 - 1000 = Endangered; >1000 = Not-at-risk.

Other information

This indicator is being used as an approximation of the UN SDG Indicator. Where possible, we will work to identify or develop UK data to meet the global indicator specification. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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Metadata last updated 2020-10-16: see changes on GitHub opens in a new window

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of local breeds classified as being at risk, not at risk or at unknown level of risk of extinction

Target name

By 2020, maintain the genetic diversity of seeds, cultivated plants and farmed and domesticated animals and their related wild species, including through soundly managed and diversified seed and plant banks at the national, regional and international levels, and promote access to and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, as internationally agreed

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

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Organisation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

2000

Geographical coverage

UK

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Release date

20/07/2018

Next release

TBC

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

sue.goligher@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Other information

Estimated number of pedigree registered breeding females