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Figure Percentage of Natura 2000 site area not protected under national instruments per EU Member State
Percentage of Natura 2000 site area not protected under national instruments per EU Member State
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Publication Europe's ecological backbone: recognising the true value of our mountains
Europe's mountain areas have social, economic and environmental capital of significance for the entire continent. This importance has been recognised since the late 19th century through national legislation; since the 1970s through regional structures for cooperation; and since the 1990s through regional legal instruments for the Alps and Carpathians. The European Union (EU) first recognised the specific characteristics of mountain areas in 1975 through the designation of Less Favoured Areas (LFAs). During the last decade, EU cohesion policy and the Treaty of Lisbon have both focused specifically on mountains.
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Data Natura 2000 data - the European network of protected sites
Natura 2000 is the key instrument to protect biodiversity in the European Union. It is an ecological network of protected areas, set up to ensure the survival of Europe's most valuable species and habitats. Natura 2000 is based on the 1979 Birds Directive and the 1992 Habitats Directive. The green infrastructure it provides safeguards numerous ecosystem services and ensures that Europe's natural systems remain healthy and resilient.
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Publication EU 2010 Biodiversity Baseline
The EU 2010 Biodiversity Baseline provides facts and figures on the state and trends of the different biodiversity and ecosystem components. It thereby supports the EU in developing the post‑2010 sub‑targets and provides factual data for measuring and monitoring progress in the EU from 2011 to 2020.
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Figure Changes in diffuse pressure from urbanisation in Natura 2000 sites, 1990–2006
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Figure Coastal zone with Natura2000 land/sea connections, by NUTS3 regions
The Percentage of land/sea connections defined by Natura 2000 sites showing the results by NUTS3.
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GIS Map Application Natura 2000 European protected areas — interactive map
Ecological network of European protected areas
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Figure Special Protection Areas classified for the crane (Grus grus) across EU
The map shows the distribution of Natura 2000 sites designated across the EU for the Crane under the Birds Directive, highlighting the importance for a European network of protected areas to take into consideration the various needs of a migratory species for its life cycle, specifically for breeding, staging and wintering.
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Figure Spatial connectivity of Natura 2000 sites across political boundaries in different parts of the European Union
The map reflects the likely degree of spatial connectivity of Natura 2000 sites across 34 terrestrial political borders of the EU, measured as a quantified proportion of Natura 2000 sites on both sides of a boundary against total border length. A thick line reflects a likely poor spatial connectivity while a thin line reflects a likely good spatial connectivity.
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Figure Degree of overlap between terrestrial Natura 2000 network and nationally designated sites (CDDA) including all IUCN protected areas categories
The map reflects the spatial combination of sites designated under national instruments and Natura 2000 sites. A large part of Natura 2000 overlap with existing national designations but also extend beyond these national designations. There are also nationally designated sites which are not designated as Natura 2000
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