Distribution of nationally protected sites (CDDA) in Europe according to their IUCN category classification

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Distribution of nationally protected sites (CDDA) in Europe according to their IUCN category classification

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Nearly 50 % of Spanish sites do not have any IUCN category.
(a) Strict Nature Reserve: protected area managed mainly for science.
(b) Strict Nature Reserve: protected area managed mainly for wilderness protection.
(c) National Park: protected area managed mainly for ecosystem protection and recreation.
(d) Natural Monument: protected area managed mainly for conservation of specific natural features.
(e) Habitat/Species Management Area: protected area managed mainly for conservation through management intervention.
(f) Protected Landscape/Seascape: protected area managed mainly for landscape/seascape conservation and recreation.
(g) Managed Resource Protected Area: protected area managed mainly for the sustainable use of natural ecosystems.

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