Endemism of EU native species — amphibians, reptiles, mammals, dragonflies and butterflies

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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

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European Environment Agency (EEA)
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