Proportion of the surface area of nationally designated sites per type of ecosystem

Figure Created 10 Oct 2012 Published 22 Oct 2012 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
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 %.



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