The data derive from Corine Land Cover (CLC) for the years 1990 and 2000 and hence have the same geographical coverage and forest definition as CLC; connectivity derived from Conefor Sensinode software of Saura and Torné 2009, and GIS analysis. Range levels are expressed as % of increase (or decrease) of equivalent connected area in 1990. GIS analysis and results aggregated at provincial units, NUTS level 2 or 3.
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When the urge to give flowers takes you, choose a potted plant from a local supplier. A lot of exotic flowers are grown in greenhouses great distances away. Aside from the issue of transport, there can be high social and environmental costs. For example, in Colombia, the flower industry uses enormous quantities of polluting pesticides, and in Kenya, horticulture requires a lot of water which reduces local water resources. As an alternative ask your flower shop for Fairtrade or organically produced flowers.
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