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Proportion of endemic species in Annex II to the Habitats Directive

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Proportion of endemic species in Annex II to the Habitats Directive

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• Over 80 % of the Annex II species occur only in Europe (703 out of 865) with 60 % being narrow endemics (i.e. only occurring in a small geographical area).

• The proportion of endemics varies from more than 90 to 20 % according to the taxonomic group.

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