Causes of loss of semi-natural areas
Between 2000 and 2006:
• 39 % of semi-natural area was lost due to forest creation and afforestation programmes;
• 22 % of loss was due to conversion to crops or to mixed agriculture with pastures.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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