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Biogeographical regions

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Europe 2005 - The bio-geographic regions dataset contains the official delineations used in the Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC) and for the EMERALD Network set up under the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention)

European data

Biogeographical regions colour codes

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Bio_code Bio-geographic Region code nvarchar (32) 0
Biogeo Bio-geographic Region name nvarchar(50) 0
Colour name Colour name nvarchar(510) 0
Htmlcolor HTML color code nvarchar(510) 0
Rgbcolor RGB color code nvarchar(510) 0

GIS data

Zipped shapefile, vector data, polygon
Zipped tiff files, 100m and 250m rasters



Additional information

Modifications adopted by the Bern Convention Standing Committee and approved by habitats Committee in 05-04/03. Version 3 incorporates digital data send by countries, therefore the polygons and lines in the map have different generalization levels. The changes in this version are: Lithuania: the whole country is in the Boreal region. Czech Republic: change in border between Continental and Pannonian regions. Slovak Republic: change in border between Alpine and Pannonian regions.
Geographical coverage note: Russian Federation covered to Ural. Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan partly covered.

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