Endemism of EU native species — amphibians, reptiles, mammals, dragonflies and butterflies
Nearly half of the amphibians and reptiles occurring in the EU are restricted to this region (endemic), i.e. they cannot
be found elsewhere in the world.
Over 80 % of the Habitats Directive Annex II species (vertebrates and plants) are endemic to Europe
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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