Conservation status of habitat types of European Union interest in lake and river ecosystems

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Statistics by region on the left, overall statistics on the right.

European data


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  • Fifteen per cent of the conservation status assessments of lake and river habitats are favourable.
  • Some 64 % of the assessments are unfavourable.
  • Twenty-one per cent of the assessments are unknown.
  • The Macaronesian and Alpine regions have the highest percentage of favourable assessments (around 40 %).
  • There are no favourable assessments for the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pannonian regions.

Geographical coverage: EU except Bulgaria and Romania; number of assessments in brackets.

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