In terms of overall number, Estonia, Norway, Slovakia and Sweden have the most protected areas classified
as Category Ia and Ib, and Category II. Albania, Bulgaria, Estonia and Slovenia have the highest number
of protected areas under Category III, but not all countries classify protected areas under this category.
The United Kingdom is the only country within the 39 EEA member and collaborating countries that has no
protected areas in categories I, II or III. No data available for Ireland.
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).
Illegal trade in tropical timber contributes to forest destruction. Many hardware suppliers are now selling timber that has been certified as legal and sustainable. Next time you shop for wood-products, check for labels such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).
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