Proportion of species of Community interest (Annex II and IV of the EU Habitats Directive) endemic to Europe
Europe is defined for this analysis as the continent of Europe (with its Eastern boundary being the Ural Mountains) and associated islands (such as Svalbard,Iceland, Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira and the islands of the Mediterranean Sea, including Cyprus), as well as the adjacent areas of sea. 'European sub‑endemics' are species that have their main distribution range in Europe but also occur beyond.'Not endemic to Europe' are those species, which have their main distribution outside Europe.
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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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