The graph shows the evolution over years of areas protected under national designations both in terms of cumulative number of sites and cumulative area. The information is the one reported by EEA countries (and collaborative countries) as part of the EIONET priority data flow within the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA)
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Illegal trade in tropical timber contributes to forest destruction. Many hardware suppliers are now selling timber that has been certified as legal and sustainable. Next time you shop for wood-products, check for labels such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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