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.
Proportion of local livestock breeds classified as being at risk of extinction
The indicator presents the percentage of livestock breeds classified as being at risk of extinctions at a certain moment in time, as well as the trends for those percentages.
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A breed is considered to be at risk if it has been classified as either critical, critical maintained, endangered, endangered-maintained or vulnerable. To find the full definitions for each of these categories please see the Global metadata.
No calculations were performed in the data acquisition of this indicator as appropriate data was readily available in the final format specified by this indicator.
Data for the UK is entered into the Domestic Animal Diversity - Information System (DAD-IS) system by DEFRA. Raw data is available from the UK farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) - breed inventory.
Please note that local breeds that have unknown risk status are excluded from calculations. Information on numbers of breeds classified at risk and unknown can be found in the source data. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||03 May 2023|
|Metadata last updated||03 May 2023|