Unified Metrics Library - Biodiversity sensitive areas

Helper question

Did the company activity negatively affect biodiversity sensitive areas during the period?


Activites negatively affecting biodiversity-sensitive areas means any activities that lead to deterioration of natural habitat, such as tropical rainforests, coral reefs, wetlands or grasslands, and disturb the species for which a protected area has been designated.


Boolean: Yes or No


Biodiversity-sensitive areas refers to ecosystems that are particularly rich in biodiversity and are considered important for the conservation and protection of various species of plants, animals, and micro-organisms.

You can check if your activities are located in or near biodiversity-sensitive areas thanks to the following search tools:

Natura 2000 network of protected areas viewer

UNESCO World Heritage viewer

Key Biodiversity Areas map

Regulatory definition:

According to the (EU) 2022/1288 of 6 April 2022,"Activities negatively affecting biodiversity-sensitive areas" means activities that are characterised by all of the following:

(a) those activities lead to the deterioration of natural habitats and the habitats of species and disturb the species for which a protected area has been designated;

(b) for those activities, none of the conclusions, mitigation measures or impact assessments adopted pursuant to any of the following Directives or national provisions or international standards that are equivalent to those Directives have been implemented:



If you have activities in or near a protected area and they are involved in biodiverity-related controversies, these activities negatively affect biodiversity-related area