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EU Biodiversity Strategy Actions Tracker

In the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the EU and its Member States committed to implement more than 100 actions by 2030. This tool is designed to track that progress.



Target 1 - Legally protect a minimum of 30% of the EU’s land area and a minimum of 30% of the EU’s sea area, and integrate ecological corridors, as part of a true Trans-European Nature Network.
Target 2 - Strictly protect at least a third of the EU’s protected areas, including all remaining EU primary and old-growth forests.
Target 3 - Effectively manage all protected areas, defining clear conservation objectives and measures, and monitoring them appropriately.


Target 4 - Legally binding EU nature restoration targets to be proposed in 2021, subject to an impact assessment. By 2030, significant areas of degraded and carbon-rich ecosystems are restored. Habitats and species show no deterioration in conservation trends and status; and at least 30% reach favourable conservation status or at least show a positive trend.

Bringing nature back to agricultural land

Target 5 - The decline of pollinators is reversed.

Target 6 - The risk and use of chemical pesticides is reduced by 50%, and the use of more hazardous pesticides is reduced by 50%.

Target 7 - At least 10% of agricultural area is under high-diversity landscape features.

Target 8 - At least 25% of agricultural land is under organic farming management, and the uptake of agro-ecological practices is significantly increased.

Forest quantity, health and resilience

Target 9 - Three billion additional trees are planted in the EU, in full respect of ecological principles.

Addressing land take and restoring soil ecosystems

Target 10 - Significant progress in the remediation of contaminated soil sites.

Win-win solutions for energy generation

Restoring freshwater ecosystems

Target 11 - At least 25,000 km of free-flowing rivers are restored.

Addressing invasive alien species

Target 12 - There is a 50% reduction in the number of Red List species threatened by invasive alien species.

Reducing pollution

Target 13 - The losses of nutrients from fertilisers are reduced by 50%, resulting in the reduction of the use of fertilisers by at least 20%.

Greening urban and peri-urban areas

Target 14 - Cities with at least 20,000 inhabitants have an ambitious Urban Greening Plan.

Restoring marine ecosystems

Target 15 - The negative impacts on sensitive species and habitats, including on the seabed through fishing and extraction activities, are substantially reduced to achieve good environmental status.

Target 16 - The by-catch of species is eliminated or reduced to a level that allows species recovery and conservation.


A new governance framework

Stepping up implementation and enforcement of EU environmental legislation

Business for biodiversity

Financing for biodiversity

Measuring and integrating the value of nature (NCA)




Raising the level of ambition and commitment worldwide

International Ocean Governance

Trade policy

Deforestation, wildlife trafficking, illicit trade

International cooperation, neighbourhood policy and resource mobilisation

Review of progress