INTOSAI – Working Group on Environmental Auditing

Focus on biodiversity: Audit reports

When planning an audit on biodiversity issues, it may be useful to see how other SAIs approached these topics.

Hundreds of audits have been conducted in the area of biodiversity.

Any audit that deals with ecosystems, watersheds, forests, agricultural practices, marine environments could be considered as an audit of biodiversity. Past audit reports on these topics and others are listed in the WGEA database, Environmental Audits Worldwide. Some audit reports may be accessed directly through the database.

Biodiversity issues have also been of interest to regional working groups such as the EUROSAI regional Working Group on Environmental Auditing.

If your SAI has conducted an audit on biodiversity which is not listed in the WGEA database, please send the information to the WGEA Secretariat at