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Cause of loss of grasslands

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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.

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