Environmental conditions and Impacts for Red list Species

Geographical coverage

Geographical scale of the assessment National
Country or countries covered Norway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Any other necessary information or explanation for identifying the location of the assessment, including site or region name

All Norwegian territories on the Northern hemisphere, incuding marine.

Conceptual framework, methodology and scope

Assessment objectives

The aim is to give an insight into the environmental conditions under which the species live in various kinds of Norwegian ecosystems and which human-induced impacts are believed to act negatively on the population development of the threatened and near threatened species.

Mandate for the assessment

Part of the mandate for creating a national red list assessment for species as additional ecological knowledge.

Conceptual framework and/or methodology used for the assessment

Other (please specify)

Compliation and analysis of data collected in the national Red List Database.

URL or copy of conceptual framework developed or adapted

Framework described within the final Report: http://www.artsdatabanken.no/Article/Article/133640

System(s) assessed

  • Marine
  • Coastal
  • Inland water
  • Forest and woodland
  • Cultivated/Agricultural land
  • Grassland
  • Mountain
  • Polar

Species groups assessed

All major taxonomic groups are part of the compilation and analysis

Ecosystem services/functions assessed



Supporting Services/Functions

  • Habitat maintenance

Cultural Services

Scope of assessment includes

Drivers of change in systems and services


Impacts of change in services on human well-being


Options for responding/interventions to the trends observed


Explicit consideration of the role of biodiversity in the systems and services covered by the assessment


Timing of the assessment

Year assessment started


Year assessment finished


If ongoing, year assessment is anticipated to finish

Periodicity of assessment


If repeated, how frequently

Planned to be repeated in connection to Red list assessment revisions, possibly every 5th year.

Assessment outputs


Communication materials (e.g. brochure, presentations, posters, audio-visual media)

Journal publications

Training materials

Other documents/outputs

Tools and processes

Tools and approaches used in the assessment

  • Indicators

Process used for stakeholder engagement in the assessment process and which component

Compilation of knowledge from the scientific community

Key stakeholder groups engaged


The number of people directly involved in the assessment process


Incorporation of scientific and other types of knowledge

  • Scientific information only

Supporting documentation for specific approaches, methodology or criteria developed and/or used to integrate knowledge systems into the assessment

Reference list and Red List database (in Norwegian)

Assessment reports peer reviewed



Accessibility of data used in assessment

Most data available through the Red List Database.

Policy impact

Impacts the assessment has had on policy and/or decision making, as evidenced through policy references and actions

Important input to development of National environmental targets and policy.

Independent or other review on policy impact of the assessment


Lessons learnt for future assessments from these reviews

The great interest from decision-makers challenges even more type of assessments like this, pehaps with even more detailed and standardised knowledge as output.

Capacity building

Capacity building needs identified during the assessment

More capacity needed on species' habitat requirement and drivers who impact ecosystems and species both directly and indirectly.

Actions taken by the assessment to build capacity

Workshops, Developing/promoting and providing access to support tools

How have gaps in capacity been communicated to the different stakeholders

Seminars with the forestry sector which demands more high precison data to be able to improve their impact. Focus here has been improved knowledge on forest ecosystems and more common understanding of interpreting the knowledge.

Knowledge generation

Gaps in knowledge identified from the assessment

More knowledge needed on species' habitat requirement and drivers who impact ecosystems and species both directly and indirectly.

How gaps in knowledge have been communicated to the different stakeholders

Through workshops, meetings, seminars and articles in media.

Additional relevant information