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Publication 10 messages for 2010 — protected areas
Protected areas provide a wide range of services in a context of increasing pressures and a rapidly changing environment. Europe is the region with the greatest number of protected areas in the world but they are relatively small in size. Europe's Natura 2000, unique in the world and still young, and the Emerald network under development, are international European networks of protected areas that catalyse biodiversity conservation.
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Figure Agricultural land in proposed sites of Community Interest (pSCIs) under the habitats directive, as a proportion of the total areas designated as pSCI sites
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Figure Alpine protected areas
The 900 protected areas in the ALPARC network are located in the eight Alpine countries that are under the scope by the Alpine Convention. The Convention encompasses the whole mountain range – an area of approximately 190,000 km². The protected areas extend over roughly 23% of the Alps.
Located in Environmental topics The Alpine region - Biodiversity, Energy and Water Biodiversity, Energy and Water
Figure File Alpine protected areas
Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity, Energy and Water Alpine protected areas
Folder An overview of Europe's protected areas
The European Environment Agency is compiling data about protected areas in Europe via the data flows on Natura 2000 and Nationally designated areas, reported by the countries. The material and analyses presented on these pages are based on the EEA report "Protected areas in Europe - an overview" from 2012.
Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity
Figure Area coverage of nationally protected areas in EECCA and SEE countries, 2005
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Figure Average size of terrestrial nationally designated areas (in km2) in different regions of the world
* EEA-39 includes the 32 EEA member countries and seven collaborating countries (http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-andmaps/ figures/political-map-of-eea-member-and-collaborating-countries).
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Briefing Biodiversity
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 European briefings
SOER Key fact (Deprecated) Biodiversity - key fact 2
Protected areas, including Natura 2000 sites in EU Member States, now account for 22 % of the terrestrial area of EEA member countries.
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Biodiversity — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key facts
Briefing Biodiversity — protected areas
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Cross-country comparisons
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