GEF benefits index for biodiversity (0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum)
Definition: GEF benefits index for biodiversity is a composite index of relative biodiversity potential for each country based on the species represented in each country, their threat status, and the diversity of habitat types in each country. The index has been normalized so that values run from 0 (no biodiversity potential) to 100 (maximum biodiversity potential).
Description: The map below shows how GEF benefits index for biodiversity (0 = no biodiversity potential to 100 = maximum) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Brazil, with a value of 100.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Luxembourg, with a value of 0.00.
Source: Kiran Dev Pandey, Piet Buys, Ken Chomitz, and David Wheeler's, ""Biodiversity Conservation Indicators: New Tools for Priority Setting at the Global Environment Facility"" (2006).