Conservation status of species of European Union interest in marine ecosystems

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

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  • Some 74 % of the assessments of marine species linked to marine ecosystems are unknown.
  • Twenty-four per cent of the assessments are unfavourable.
  • Only 2 % of the assessments are favourable and are represented only in the Atlantic, Boreal and Marine Atlantic regions.
  • The Atlantic, Continental and Marine Baltic regions have more than 80 % of unfavourable assessments.
  • The Marine Atlantic, Marine Macaronesian and Marine Mediterranean regions have the highest percentage of unknown assessments (more than 70 %).

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

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