Spread of artificial and/or agricultural surfaces into previously ‘core natural/semi-natural’ landscapes
How to read the map: in the period 2000-2006, the spread of artificial and/or agricultural surfaces into previously ‘core natural/semi-natural’ landscapes is reported per province (NUTS 2/3) both in terms of absolute area (ha) and proportionally to the ‘core natural’ pattern cover at year 2000. For example, one province in the West of Spain had its ‘core natural’ pattern reduced by 1.5% to 3% due to fragmentation by agricultural and/or artificial lands of a cumulative area of more than 10 000 ha.
Source: European Commission-Joint Research Centre (JRC); Estreguil and Caudullo, 2014
Estreguil, C., Caudullo, G., 2014. Fragmentation of natural/semi-natural landscapes in Europe. JRC scientific and policy report EUR xxEN. JRC Pubsy request nb 92408. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. doi: (in preparation).
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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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