||Environmental sustainability index
||Percentage of country's territory in threatened ecoregions
||Current Taiwan territory has not been listed into threatened ecoregions.
||Threatened bird species as percentage of known breeding bird species in each country
||Calculated according to the first category, the endangered bird species, of the Schedule of Protected Species under the Wildlife Conservation Act.
||Threatened mammal species as percentage of known breeding mammal species in each country
||Calculated according to the first category, the endangered mammal species, of the Schedule of Protected Species under the Wildlife Conservation Act.
||Threatened amphibian species as percentage of known breeding amphibian species in each country
||Calculated according to the first category, the endangered amphibain species, of the Schedule of Protected Species under the Wildlife Conservation Act.
||National Biodiversity Index
||Unable to calculate.
||Annual average forest cover change rate from 1990 to 2000
||Entrusts the expert to calculate
||Ecological Footprint per capita (Biology habitat demand area)
||According to the caculation of 1998 Professor Li Yong Chan's publication about the discussion of Taiwan's sustainable development from the point of view of ecological footprint. In the future,the Forestry Bureau will entrust the expert to caculate every year.
||Percentage of total forest area that is certified for sustainable management
||The certification system for sustainable management of Taiwan's forest has not yet been established.The Forestry Bureau is actively promoting the work.
||Percentage of total land area under conserved
||Calculation method: The total area of Taiwan divided by the total area of legally designated protected areas.The overlapping areas have been deducted for the calculation.
||Forest area of CGSDI
||The Third Forest Resources and Use Inventory in Taiwan(1995).
||Protected areas of CGSDI
||The total area of legally designated protected areas with the overlapped areas deducted.
||Wood harvest intensity of CGSDI
|Calculated according to the annual cutting increment of 2003 and 2004.
||Selected key ecosystems of CGSDI
||Taiwan's protected areas are classified according to IUCN categories into I to VI. Calculation method: Total area of categories I to III divided by total area of categories I to VI (%).
||Abundance of mammals & birds of CGSDI
|1. Unit: Number of species per 10,000km2.
2. There are 79 recorded mammal species in Taiwan.
3. About 500 bird species were found in Taiwan.
4. Total area of Taiwan is 36,000km2.
||Members of IUCN organization per million population
||Our country is non- United Nations member that unable to join IUCN.
||Number of memberships in environmental intergovernmental organizations
||Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations.
Therefore, we are not able to join UN affiliated conservation International Governmental Organizations (IGOs).
|Scheduling: Forestry Bureau,Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan
|Announcement date: July 2005
|「2005 Environmental Sustainability Index」--Council of Agriculture, Executive Yuan
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