Thursday, 21 May 2015

For public review: assessment of livestock impacts on biodiversity

The Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership has recently released for public review the following guidance document: Draft Principles for the Assessment of Livestock Impacts on Biodiversity.

Stakeholders are invited to provide comments by filling in this template and to submit the compiled form before 15 September 2015 to

A major outcome of this work is the identification of complementarity between the fast-developing area of Life Cycle Assessment for biodiversity, and the well-established Pressure-State-Response indicator framework for assessing environmental impact. We discuss these different approaches and their application to livestock systems, with reference to specific examples of indicators, and with reference to several Case Studies presented as part of this work.

Further information
See the LEAP website: 

The LEAP Partnership was founded in 2012 and involves stakeholders across the livestock sectors, all who share an interest in improving the environmental performance of livestock supply chains. The objective is to develop comprehensive guidance and methodology for understanding the environmental performance of livestock supply chains.

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