EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
To date, Natura 2000 is a unique international network comprising 22 419 Sites of Community Importance (SCIs) under the Habitats Directive and 5 242 Special Protection Areas (SPAs) under the Birds Directive (EC, 2009). Therefore, overall more than 17 % of EU land is designated as Natura 2000 sites (EC, 2009). The marine part of the network is still in development. Currently, only about 6 % of SCIs and 10 % of SPAs are marine sites.
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