Evaluation and reporting of Key Project Indicators (LIFE KPIs)

Monitoring and Evaluation

This task is dedicated to comply with the requirements of the Programme regarding the monitoring of Key Project Indicators and their registration in the specific LIFE KPI webtool, in order to assess the achievement of the expected results and their impact in the short term (during the project) and in the medium/long term (5 years after its completion). The first KPI report will be uploaded 9 months after the signature of the agreement and the second one at the end of the project. The selected indicators will also be evaluated 5 years after the end of the project, within the context of the "After-LIFE" Conservation Plan. Some of the indicators of this type are common to all LIFE projects, thus allowing comparison between projects addressing similar environmental issues. In the case of LIFE Phoenix, the following specific KPIs will be monitored:


  • Reduction in water quality (surface or length of surface water bodies and groundwater bodies whose ecological status is affected).
  • Reduction in soil quality (surface with soil quality problems).
  • Biodiversity – habitats (area of habitats where the loss of biodiversity is being halted and reversed). 
  • Biodiversity – species (number of species whose population loss is being halted and reversed).
  • Biodiversity – IAS (reduction in area occupied by invasive alien species).
  • Climate vulnerability – area (reduction of the area particularly vulnerable to climate change).
  • Reforestation (number of individuals of keystone species planted in target project areas in both regions). • Production of palm trees (number of new seedlings produced in nurseries from seeds selected for their genetic quality).
  • Preventive grazing (surface in which "preventive grazing" is tested in both countries).
  • Hybridization (surface under prevention/control of hybridization in Gran Canaria).
  • Pollinator biodiversity 1 (increase in diversity of pollinators in target areas of both countries).
  • Pollinator biodiversity 2 (increase in abundance of pollinators in target areas of both countries).
  • Pests (surface of habitat 9370* and surrounding areas with control/eradication of D. frumenti in Gran Canaria).
  • Habitat protection (Km of fences installed and maintained around target palm groves in Crete).


  • Employment (number of jobs created in Full Time Equivalents - FTE).
  • Climate vulnerability – humans (number of people less vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change due to the project's adaptation measures).
  • Awareness (number of people informed/sensitized).
  • Communication (number of visits to the project website).

Action status

It reflects the percentage of work done since the beginning of the action.