Cause of loss of grasslands
Between 2000 and 2006, in grassland areas:
• 32 % of change was due to conversion from pasture to arable land and permanent crops and 21 % due to sprawl of economic sites and infrastructure;
• 17 % was due to farmland abandonment leading to natural afforestation.
For references, please go to http://www.eea.europa.eu/data-and-maps/figures/cause-of-loss-of-grasslands or scan the QR code.
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