Proportion of endemic species in Annex II to the Habitats Directive
• 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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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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