1.1 Norwegian ecosystems will achieve good status and deliver ecosystem services.

Are we moving in the right direction?
  • About 60 % of Norway’s rivers and lakes likely to meet targets for ecological status 1
  • Ecological status of coastal waters generally good 2
  • Nature Index values stable in freshwater 3
  • Nature Index values stable in marine waters 4
  • Slight improvement in Nature Index values in coastal waters 5
  • Steady decline for Nature Index values in wetlands 6
  • Positive trend in forests but Nature Index values are still low 7
  • Small decline in Nature Index values for mountain ecosystems 8
  • Steady decline for Nature Index values in cultural landscapes 9
Are we moving in the right direction?
  • Farmland bird populations declining 10
  • Decline in mountain birds in recent years 11
  • Stable populations of common forest birds 12
Are we moving in the right direction?
  • Status of wild salmon stocks 13
  • Wild reindeer numbers are healthy, but their habitat is under pressure 14
Are we moving in the right direction?
  • Twenty-seven invasive alien species in rivers and lakes 15
  • Alien organisms in wetlands 16
  • More than 100 invasive alien species in forests 17
  • Few invasive alien species in the mountains 18
  • Alien organisms in the cultural landscape 19
Are we moving in the right direction?
  • Areas without major infrastructure development 20