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.
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Appreciate wildlife, but be sure to watch wild animals from a distance and avoid feeding them. Remember, the scent you leave when you touch a nest or a lair may scare the parents off for good. Instead of touching, try to find out more about them and maybe even discover how you can contribute to their protection.
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