Proportion of the surface area of nationally designated sites per type of ecosystem
These broad ecosystem‑types represent different ways of clustering CLC units, so there are overlaps between them. For
instance, 'grasslands' and part of 'heaths and scrubs' are included in 'agro-ecosystems'. Similarly, 'lakes and rivers' are
included in 'wetlands'. This is why the sum of the ecosystems is over 100 %.
For references, please go to www.eea.europa.eu/soer or scan the QR code.
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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