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10 messages for 2010 — Mountain ecosystems

Publication Created 27 Jul 2010 Published 28 Jul 2010
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European mountain regions provide essential ecosystem services for lowlands and host a great diversity of habitats and species, many adapted to specific extreme climatic conditions. Mountain ecosystems are fragile and vulnerable, and face severe threats from land abandonment, intensifying agriculture, impacts of infrastructure development, unsustainable exploitation and climate change.

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  • EEA (European Environment Agency)
  • Published: 28 Jul 2010


This message is the 8th in a series of '10 messages for 2010'. Each message provides a short assessment focusing on a specific ecosystem or issue related to biodiversity in Europe. The remaining messages will be published at various intervals throughout 2010.

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: 978-92-9213-141-8
: TH-30-10-522-EN-N

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