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3. Content of the Database

3. Content of the Database

3.1. Site Selection Criteria

A site may be selected on the basis of its importance for one or several threatened species, or the quality of a vulnerable habitat type found on the site. Table 2 shows the percentages of sites in each Member State which have been selected on the basis of each criterion. In some Member States, sites were also selected on broader criteria, such as representativity of their habitat types: this applies especially to France and Germany.

Table 2 Percentage of sites whose selection criteria are specified

DE FR IT NL BE LU UK IE DK GR ES PT FI EU
Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Habitat criteria

34.1

29.6

0

51.1

72.6

3.3

0

33.9

93.6

0.9

32.8

0

0

21.7

Mammal criteria

3.3

3.5

0

33.3

15.6

0

0.3

8.1

0

11.6

9.4

5.2

16.2

5.6

Bird criteria

8.2

9.0

0

50.0

16.8

3.3

2.9

36.6

4.8

34.4

67.5

4.9

59.5

18.9

Amph/rept criteria

1.5

1.9

0

14.9

15.6

3.3

0

0.4

0

3.0

10.7

1.0

15.8

3.5

Fish criteria

0.6

0.3

0

11.5

4.5

0

0

0.2

4.8

0

2.1

1.4

0.4

0.9

Invertebrate criteria

2.2

4.0

0

30.5

47.0

0

0

11.6

0.5

0.7

0

0.7

0.7

3.7

Plant criteria

0.8

11.1

0

24.7

34.1

3.3

0

6.7

1.6

25.1

32.8

17.0

0

8.1

Any criteria given

41.1

46.0

0

97.1

92.7

10.0

2.9

79.0

100

53.5

96.9

25.0

62.4

43.6

Table 2 shows a contrast between those Member States where the database has been compiled using the site selection criteria, and those where it is incomplete. Note also that different approaches to site selection were made: either mainly based on species (e.g. Finland) or on habitats (e.g. Denmark), or a combination of the two. All these approaches are legitimate applications of the criteria described in section 1.

 

3.2. Site Distribution and Surface Area

Table 3 gives a number of statistics for the area of biotopes sites, with a number of corrections which are necessary so as to calculate the percentage of the land area of each Member State covered by terrestrial biotopes sites. Subsites are omitted to avoid including the same area twice within the calculation, and wholly marine parts of the sites are also omitted, where their area can be obtained from habitat cover data. Table 3 also indicates whether boundary data are available in digital form.

Table 3 Site surface area statistics, status of boundary data and date of last update

Attribute

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

TOTAL

Total area (1000 km2 )

356.8

544.0

301.3

41.2

30.6

2.6

244.1

70.3

43.1

132.0

504.8

92.0

337.0

2699.8

Biotopes - total (km2 )

38654

56015

84551

11434

5841

27

10830

6452

11474

41348

89190

18827

28046

402689

Biotopes, omitting subsites (km2 )

30802

53511

74278

10921

5571

27

9696

5759

11474

32784

85313

17213

28046

365395

Marine area (codes 11&12) (km2 )

1170

623

0

2905

540

0

97

68

5794

261

0

147

3605

15210

Land area (km2 )

29632

52888

74278

8016

5131

27

9599

5691

5680

32523

85313

17066

24441

350285

Land biotopes % of total area

8.30

9.72

24.65

19.46

16.77

1.04

3.93

8.10

13.18

24.64

16.90

18.55

7.25

12.97

Boundary data held?

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Partial

Yes

Yes

Yes

Date of last update

05/95

10/90

01/91

10/95

11/92

09/89

12/88

06/91

11/89

08/94

04/93

12/91

03/95

Note that of the countries where data collection and reporting of selection criteria are incomplete (Table 2), Italy has a high percentage cover by biotopes sites, but these are unverified by the criteria, while Luxembourg and UK have the lowest percentage cover of any Member States.

Figure 1 shows the distribution of all 7741 sites in map form. Figure 2 illustrates site location and surface area on a map extending from south-west France to north-east Spain, overlaid on the biogeographic regions of the European Union adopted for the Habitats Directive. Figure 3 gives an example of the boundary data, for all sites recorded in Finland.

Figure 1


Figure 2

Figure 3

3.3. Habitat Data (Including Relevance to Annex I)

Table 4 shows the numbers of sites with habitat records (and percentage of sites in the Member State), the total numbers of habitat records, the number of different habitat codes used in each Member State, the number and percentage of sites for which habitat codes are specified as selection criteria, the numbers of habitat records to which these criteria are attached, the number and percentage of sites with Annex I habitat types, the number of Annex I habitat records, the number of different Annex I habitat types recorded. The final two rows refer to habitat cover data: numbers of sites and of records. Note that for six Member States, over 80% of sites have at least one Annex I habitat type recorded, and that approximately 25% of all habitat records in the database refer to Annex I types.

Annex II lists for all Habitats Directive Annex I types recorded in the CORINE Biotopes database the numbers of sites per Member State where each Annex I type is recorded. Note that frequently the habitat type recorded in the database is at a more detailed level of the hierarchy than the Annex I code: in compiling Annex II any multiple records of an Annex I type on a site have been reduced to single records.

Table 5 shows the habitat codes used, compared with the best available judgement of the habitat types which occur in European Union Member States (restricted to the 12 Member States prior to 1995). This judgement is based on HABNUTS, a database compiled by the Institute Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique which records the NUTS regions where each habitat type of the habitat classification occurs. For a detailed discussion of HABNUTS, see the parallel Report to the European Topic Centre on Nature Conservation by ITE on the Palaearctic habitat classification.

Table 5 is organised in two different ways: a) by level (number of digits in the habitat code) in the classification hierarchy; b) by Member State. Table 5a shows that while all habitat types at levels 1 and 2 have been used, the percentage of more detailed codes used decreases steadily, until at the two most detailed levels available, only 8 of the 53 available codes (15.1%) have been used. Overall, under 50% of the codes have been used, showing that the detailed level of description made available in the development of the habitat classification has not been matched by the use made of it by compilers of the sites database.

There are a number of possible explanations for this difference:

a) the detailed habitat information was not available to the site database compiler;

b) it would not be possible to separate the most detailed habitat types without new field survey;

c) the habitat classification was developed at the detailed level after the database had been compiled;

d) some of the most detailed habitats are very localised and may not occur on biotopes sites.

Differences in rates of usage of the habitat types classified by Member State (Table 5b) in part reflect the completeness of the database in different Member States, and in part the date of compilation of the sites database in relation to the development of the habitat classification. The initial version of HABNUTS used (May 1995) was also incomplete, especially for Germany. One of the reasons for the development of HABNUTS was as a tool for the validation of the Biotopes sites database, and Table 5b shows the relevance of this validation exercise, which has not yet been undertaken.

Figure 4 illustrates the habitat data by showing all sites where habitat type 14 (mud- and sand flats) is reported, with symbol size proportional to site surface area. Note that this is an Annex I habitat type for which data are almost complete.

In Figure 5, the proportions of sites in each Member State where each habitat type at level 1 of the hierarchy are recorded are shown graphically.

Table 4 Habitat data statistics

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with habitat records

1791

987

1638

174

178

30

350

519

187

419

616

254

543

7686

% of total sites

99.50

100.00

100.00

100.00

99.44

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

97.44

100.00

88.19

100.00

99.29

Total habitat records

20734

9708

5925

1127

2635

138

1193

2519

968

2582

3362

1496

4916

57303

Different habitat codes

710

570

47

169

199

64

57

204

109

161

644

171

237

1530

Sites with habitat criteria

613

292

0

89

130

1

0

176

175

4

202

0

0

1682

% of total sites

34.06

29.58

0.00

51.15

72.63

3.33

0.00

33.91

93.58

0.93

32.79

0.00

0.00

21.73

Habitat criteria records

1406

423

0

212

296

1

0

366

409

4

364

0

0

3481

Habitat codes as criteria

256

199

0

56

84

1

0

70

80

3

156

0

0

598

Sites with Annex I habitats

1545

922

177

155

169

14

90

326

155

194

461

176

511

4895

% of total sites

85.83

93.41

10.81

89.08

94.41

46.67

25.71

62.81

82.89

45.12

74.84

61.11

94.11

63.23

Annex I habitat records

5566

3248

196

479

855

19

140

854

323

366

1516

406

1374

15341

Different Annex I habitats

90

112

5

49

55

10

11

47

30

40

80

45

37

156

Sites with habitat cover

840

779

0

174

176

29

19

422

187

221

0

200

543

3590

% of total sites

46.67

78.93

0.00

100.00

98.32

96.67

5.43

81.31

100.00

51.40

0.00

69.44

100.00

46.38

Habitat cover records

4909

4655

0

752

1359

72

55

1246

813

1111

0

967

2207

18145

 

Table 5 CORINE Biotopes site database : habitat codes used, compared with habitats available as derived from HABNUTS

a) by level in the hierarchy (= number of digits in habitat code)

Level in hierarchy

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

TOTAL

Codes in 1995 Palaearctic classification

9

67

338

1170

1910

1399

445

76

5414

Codes in HABNUTS mapping software (EUR 12)

0

1

56

404

899

631

50

2

2043

Codes at higher levels than HABNUTS units1

7

34

148

315

214

26

1

0

745

Total mappable units (EUR 12)

7

35

204

719

1113

657

51

2

2788

Codes used in biotopes database (EUR12), omitting artificial and agricultural types

7

36

166

492

476

190

8

0

1375

% of possible codes used

100.00

102.862

81.37

68.43

42.77

28.92

15.69

0.00

49.32

Codes used in biotopes database (EUR12 + FI)

7

46

196

535

515

219

12

0

1530

b) classified by Member State

Attribute

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

EUR12

Codes in biotopes database

710

570

47

169

199

64

57

204

109

161

644

171

1442

Codes used in biotopes database, omitting artificial and agricultural types

650

560

41

144

191

57

56

195

100

152

629

162

1375

Codes in HABNUTS mapping software

273

945

759

312

366

180

374

197

419

432

937

388

2043

Codes at higher levels than HABNUTS1

215

469

420

195

230

141

235

149

239

279

472

259

745

Total mappable units

488

1414

1179

507

596

321

609

346

658

711

1409

647

2788

% of available codes

133.20

39.60

3.48

28.40

32.05

17.76

9.20

56.36

15.20

21.38

44.64

25.04

49.32

1 HABNUTS only maps the lowest level in each line of the hierarchy, and does not include habitat types beginning 8 (agricultural and artificial). The higher levels were added without duplication to compute the full numbers of habitat types available in each Member State.

2 Code 43 (mixed woodland) is included in the sites database but not in HABNUTS.

Figure 4

Figure 5


3.4. Species Data (Including Relevance to Annex II)

Tables 6-11 show for each species group: numbers of sites with records for the group and percentage of all sites, total species records, numbers and percentages of sites with selection criteria specified for the given species group, numbers of species records with selection criteria given, numbers and percentage of sites with CORINE "threatened species" records, numbers and percentages of sites with Habitats Directive Annex II species recorded, and numbers of such records. (Annex I of the Birds Directive applies to birds, Table 7).

Figure 6 illustrates the numbers of species recorded in each Member State in each of seven major groups. Figure 7 shows the distribution of sites for one reptile species, Emys orbicularis, with symbol size representing site area; in Figure 8 the species selection is generalised using the taxonomic coding system to select all sites where waders (members of families Haematopodidae, Scolopacidae, Recurvirostridae and Charadriidae) are found.

 

Table 6 Mammal records

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with mammal records

346

557

244

108

52

5

3

107

61

226

345

172

310

2535

% of total sites

19.22

56.43

14.90

62.07

29.05

16.67

0.86

20.62

32.62

52.56

56.01

59.72

57.09

32.75

Total mammal records

776

1305

544

452

174

13

5

148

92

651

4275

659

726

9819

Number of mammal species

48

51

40

23

26

10

3

26

18

83

113

36

17

203

Sites selected for mammals

60

35

0

58

28

0

1

42

0

50

58

15

88

435

% of total sites

3.33

3.55

0.00

33.53

15.64

0.00

0.29

8.09

0.00

11.63

9.42

5.21

16.21

5.62

Mammal criteria records

81

47

0

95

72

0

1

43

0

62

64

22

152

639

Sites with CORINE mammals

246

540

121

108

44

2

3

96

53

183

262

120

285

2063

% of total sites

13.67

54.71

7.39

62.07

24.58

6.67

0.86

18.50

28.34

42.56

42.53

41.67

52.49

26.65

CORINE mammal records

475

1130

164

452

118

3

5

98

77

344

969

302

651

4788

Sites with Annex II mammals

182

352

97

87

31

2

3

70

51

174

181

91

209

1530

% of total sites

10.11

35.66

5.92

50.00

17.32

6.67

0.86

13.49

27.27

40.47

29.38

31.60

38.49

19.76

Annex II mammal species

13

22

9

10

8

1

3

4

5

16

26

14

6

41

Annex II mammals records

232

668

118

126

58

2

5

71

61

264

512

167

455

2739

 

Table 7 Bird records

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with bird records

1220

881

512

130

112

15

199

265

172

345

559

263

543

5216

% of total sites

67.78

89.26

31.26

74.71

62.57

50.00

56.86

51.06

91.98

80.23

90.75

91.32

100.00

67.38

Total bird records

14351

7723

2639

918

1097

152

2677

1439

1880

4839

21997

3998

8052

71762

Number of bird species

215

256

253

93

149

88

223

103

147

367

440

230

141

616

Sites selected for birds

148

89

0

87

30

1

10

190

9

148

416

14

323

1465

% of total sites

8.22

9.02

0.00

50.00

16.76

3.33

2.86

36.61

4.81

34.42

67.53

4.86

59.48

18.93

Bird criteria records

271

124

0

264

57

1

85

340

10

649

1017

14

1323

4155

Sites with CORINE birds

1061

879

463

123

100

13

131

210

162

342

532

259

542

4817

% of total sites

58.94

89.06

28.27

70.69

55.87

43.33

37.43

40.46

86.63

79.53

86.36

89.93

99.82

62.23

CORINE bird records

6127

5700

1760

674

647

37

375

409

911

3172

5685

2320

5371

33188

Sites with Annex I birds

1061

879

463

123

100

13

125

210

162

341

513

254

542

4786

% of total sites

58.94

89.06

28.27

70.69

55.87

43.33

35.71

40.46

86.63

79.30

83.28

88.19

99.82

61.83

Annex I bird species

87

113

102

47

60

20

43

23

42

115

134

94

46

182

Annex I bird records

6104

5688

1752

674

640

37

361

409

883

2915

5377

2187

5371

32398

 

Table 8 Amphibian and reptile records

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with amph/rept records

656

645

69

83

73

4

0

8

147

174

431

181

375

2846

% of total sites

36.44

65.35

4.21

47.70

40.78

13.33

0.00

1.54

78.61

40.47

69.97

62.85

69.06

36.77

Total amph/rept records

1878

2434

165

194

189

9

0

10

487

760

4296

1138

409

11969

Number of amph/rept species

27

51

50

10

16

8

0

4

18

71

99

39

4

188

Sites selected for amph/rept

27

19

0

26

28

1

0

2

0

13

66

3

86

271

% of total sites

1.50

1.93

0.00

14.94

15.64

3.33

0.00

0.39

0.00

3.02

10.71

1.04

15.84

3.50

Amph/rept criteria records

35

22

0

41

42

1

0

2

0

14

70

3

94

324

Sites with CORINE amph/rept

620

624

58

83

69

4

0

2

147

160

270

122

375

2534

% of total sites

34.44

63.22

3.54

47.70

38.55

13.33

0.00

0.39

78.61

37.21

43.83

42.36

69.06

32.73

CORINE amph/rept records

1560

2372

114

194

170

6

0

2

475

532

1384

468

409

7686

Sites with Annex II amph/rept

235

187

37

25

16

0

0

0

72

115

163

58

5

913

% of total sites

13.06

18.95

2.26

14.37

8.94

0.00

0.00

0.00

38.50

26.74

26.46

20.14

0.92

11.79

Annex II amph/rept species

4

9

12

2

1

0

0

0

2

14

23

5

1

38

Annex II amph/rept records

325

233

48

26

16

0

0

0

75

222

262

83

5

1295


Table 9 Fish records

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with fish records

201

18

2

49

15

1

0

36

39

38

163

58

162

782

% of total sites

11.17

1.82

0.12

28.16

8.38

3.33

0.00

6.94

20.86

8.84

26.46

20.14

29.83

10.10

Total fish records

596

23

3

194

30

16

0

53

74

272

1435

243

540

3479

Number of fish species

44

8

2

9

9

12

0

12

11

98

235

39

12

404

Sites selected for fishes

10

3

0

20

8

0

0

1

9

0

13

4

2

70

% of total sites

0.56

0.30

0.00

11.49

4.47

0.00

0.00

0.19

4.81

0.00

2.11

1.39

0.37

0.90

Fish criteria records

16

4

0

44

11

0

0

1

11

0

16

14

4

121

Sites with CORINE fishes

117

7

1

45

10

0

0

13

33

11

25

16

159

437

% of total sites

6.50

0.71

0.06

25.86

5.59

0.00

0.00

2.50

17.65

2.56

4.06

5.56

29.28

5.65

CORINE fish records

228

9

1

134

19

0

0

16

60

17

40

31

469

1024

Sites with Annex II fishes

119

5

0

41

7

1

0

11

18

11

89

38

32

372

% of total sites

6.61

0.51

0.00

23.56

3.91

3.33

0.00

2.12

9.63

2.56

14.45

13.19

5.89

4.81

Annex II fish species

11

4

0

9

4

1

0

1

4

6

18

14

3

37

Annex II fish records

189

6

0

128

11

1

0

11

26

17

169

107

40

705


Table 10 Invertebrate records

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with invert. Records

638

84

28

90

113

8

1

74

111

32

113

72

124

1488

% of total sites

35.44

8.51

1.71

51.72

63.13

26.67

0.29

14.26

59.36

7.44

18.34

25.00

22.84

19.22

Total invertebrate records

3955

183

62

400

540

45

2

314

413

91

3344

468

414

10231

Number of invertebrate species

781

109

36

47

132

38

1

196

70

36

1572

118

107

2845

Sites selected for inverts

39

39

0

53

84

0

0

60

1

3

0

2

4

285

% of total sites

2.17

3.95

0.00

30.46

46.93

0.00

0.00

11.56

0.53

0.70

0.00

0.69

0.74

3.68

Invertebrate criteria records

48

89

0

139

245

0

0

264

1

12

0

2

6

806

Sites with CORINE inverts

358

39

7

89

96

4

0

17

108

7

27

23

109

884

% of total sites

19.89

3.95

0.43

51.15

53.63

13.33

0.00

3.28

57.75

1.63

4.38

7.99

20.07

11.42

CORINE invertebrate records

790

63

8

397

359

6

0

19

376

12

65

41

340

2476

Sites with Annex II inverts

155

16

2

26

33

2

0

8

22

3

12

14

33

326

% of total sites

8.61

1.62

0.12

14.94

18.44

6.67

0.00

1.54

11.76

0.70

1.95

4.86

6.08

4.21

Annex II invertebrate species

17

8

2

8

9

2

0

4

8

2

6

3

12

32

Annex II invertebrate records

202

21

2

31

42

2

0

8

25

4

15

15

39

406


Table 11 Plant records

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Sites with plant records

1318

229

829

68

160

27

3

205

106

244

584

119

362

4254

% of total sites

73.22

23.20

50.61

39.08

89.39

90.00

0.86

39.50

56.68

56.74

94.81

41.32

66.67

54.95

Total plant records

12667

408

4159

150

1724

420

14

617

524

5153

82268

2470

1807

112381

Number of plant species

920

227

1406

18

526

280

12

249

228

2310

6656

642

282

10019

Sites selected for plants

14

110

0

43

61

1

0

35

3

108

202

49

0

626

% of total sites

0.78

11.14

0.00

24.71

34.08

3.33

0.00

6.74

1.60

25.12

32.79

17.01

0.00

8.09

Plant criteria records

16

150

0

60

84

1

0

56

3

2198

1019

269

0

3856

Sites with CORINE plants

304

104

125

68

63

4

0

28

62

97

348

87

265

1555

% of total sites

16.89

10.54

7.63

39.08

35.20

13.33

0.00

5.40

33.16

22.56

56.49

30.21

48.80

20.09

CORINE plant records

460

142

152

147

97

4

0

36

119

227

1625

312

509

3830

Sites with Annex II plants

144

55

77

30

15

0

0

13

15

42

195

85

52

723

% of total sites

8.00

5.57

4.70

17.24

8.38

0.00

0.00

2.50

8.02

9.77

31.66

29.51

9.58

9.34

Annex II plant species

17

14

39

3

4

0

0

3

6

33

127

79

4

279

Annex II plant records

157

63

84

34

15

0

0

14

16

57

346

407

58

1251

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3.5. Site Designation Data

Designation data are summarised in Table 12 by classifying the designation of each site as either:

  • Unknown: either there are no designation codes recorded for the site, or the designation status is unknown;
  • Unprotected: the site has no formal designation status through national legislation;
  • Part-protected: the site has codes indicating that some but not all of it is designated under national legislation;
  • Protected: the only codes recorded are for national designation types.

The area designation statistics given in Table 12 are based on the fields designation code and designation cover, in combination with the site surface area. Where the site designation is completely specified by the designation cover field, the unprotected and protected area in hectares could be calculated. If the site is partly protected, and the designation cover does not sum to 100%, the whole site area was counted in the 'part protected' category.

Note that there is a considerable range in the value for nature conservation inherent in different designations, for example between an area with hunting restrictions and a nature reserve.

With the exception of Spain and Italy, the percentages of sites with unknown designation is zero or very low. The relative proportions of protected to unprotected areas within the Biotopes sites database reflect among other factors the site selection procedures used in practice in each Member State (if the first selection principle was to work from an existing list of designated areas, all would be designated), and the degree to which the national designation system covers the most important sites at the European level. The practice of using only designated areas as a starting point in selection of CORINE Biotope sites is contrary to the site definition given in Section 1 of this report (and in the CORINE Biotopes Manual).

A distinct CORINE project under the theme "nature" concerned the establishment of a database solely of designated areas. Although data were gathered for a number of Member States, this database was not completed during the CORINE Programme, and the work of compiling a pan-European designated areas database was subsequently taken on by the Council of Europe, with the aim to integrate the CORINE designated areas database with the World Conservation Monitoring CentreŽŽŽŽs "Protected Areas Database". The latest position on this subject is discussed by Roekaerts (1995) in "Co-ordination of information on protected areas", Council of Europe document for the Ministerial Conference Environment in Europe, Sofia, 23-25 October 1995.

Table 12 Site designation status summary

 

Sites:

% of Area

Country

Unknown

Unprotected

Part-
protected

Protected

Unknown

Unprotected

Part-
protected

Protected

DE

108

146

308

1238

16.81

8.03

1.83

73.33

FR

112

460

63

352

11.59

42.74

1.40

44.27

IT

595

261

137

645

21.98

10.16

34.78

33.08

NL

0

12

6

156

0.00

1.56

0.60

97.85

BE

9

7

87

76

0.30

25.17

9.88

64.65

LU

0

0

0

30

0.00

0.00

0.00

100.00

UK

5

9

136

200

0.00

2.41

2.95

94.64

IE

7

377

63

72

0.07

71.08

9.27

19.58

DK

0

10

0

177

0.00

3.18

0.00

96.82

GR

60

236

95

39

6.47

51.28

30.94

11.32

ES

336

0

0

280

65.18

0.00

0.00

34.82

PT

5

172

38

73

0.12

58.94

1.26

39.67

FI

0

309

91

143

0.00

34.44

0.00

65.56

TOTAL

1237

1999

1024

3481

22.95

20.97

11.30

44.78















3.6. Other DataFields

Table 13 summarises the availability of a number of other data fields, less important than habitats, species and designation.

The first set of rows shows the use made of the site complex / subsite system for recording smaller sites of particular importance for a feature which lie within larger sites of more general significance. This system is used especially in Germany and Belgium, to a lesser degree in Greece and Portugal, and not at all in Luxembourg, Denmark and Finland. The remainder of Table 13 indicates the completeness and extent of data on region codes, designation codes (analysed in Table 12), motivation codes and human activities.

Table 14 indicates the numbers of sites in each Member State for which free text information is given, as character, quality, vulnerability, designation, ownership, documentation and record history.

Table 13 Other data fields

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Number of site complexes

203

16

183

6

29

0

17

34

0

65

65

21

0

639

% of total sites

11.28

1.62

11.17

3.45

16.20

0.00

4.86

6.55

0.00

15.12

10.55

7.29

0.00

8.25

Number of subsites

1077

58

348

32

99

0

34

95

0

153

128

88

0

2112

% of total sites

59.83

5.88

21.25

18.39

55.31

0.00

9.71

18.30

0.00

35.58

20.78

30.56

0.00

27.28

Sites with region codes

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Region code records

2045

1156

1873

243

231

30

394

535

188

482

675

328

546

8726

Sites with desig. Codes

1800

984

1047

174

174

30

350

519

187

420

280

284

543

6792

% of total sites

100.00

99.70

63.92

100.00

97.21

100.00

100.00

100.00

100.00

97.67

45.45

98.61

100.00

87.74

Designation code records

2927

1206

1665

411

448

35

793

646

626

608

375

414

662

10816

Sites with motivation codes

1788

984

1627

174

179

30

346

519

187

424

605

266

543

7672

% of total sites

99.33

99.70

99.33

100.00

100.00

100.00

98.86

100.00

100.00

98.60

98.21

92.36

100.00

99.11

Motivation code records

11597

4135

4440

631

797

226

924

1712

1438

2659

3204

1400

2984

36147

Sites with human act. Codes

1687

976

1593

171

176

29

68

473

187

407

510

262

543

7082

% of total sites

93.72

98.89

97.25

98.28

98.32

96.67

19.43

91.14

100.00

94.65

82.79

90.97

100.00

91.49

Human activity code records

4661

3363

3109

379

515

90

173

928

406

1663

1838

671

912

18708

 













Table 14 Text fields

Table 14 indicates the numbers of sites in each Member State for which free text information is given.

ATTRIBUTE

DE

FR

IT

NL

BE

LU

UK

IE

DK

GR

ES

PT

FI

EU

Sites recorded

1800

987

1638

174

179

30

350

519

187

430

616

288

543

7741

Character text (sites)

1737

960

1584

173

176

29

26

504

187

418

607

249

535

7185

Quality text (sites)

1602

723

1604

170

167

30

202

517

187

410

593

242

494

6941

Vulnerability text (sites)

1351

40

1053

148

38

30

11

402

183

294

433

247

379

4609

Designation text (sites)

647

71

1181

167

33

0

119

118

175

351

0

241

337

3440

Ownership text (sites)

48

607

584

168

0

0

31

454

89

155

50

212

543

2941

Documentation text (sites)

1765

3

1583

145

41

30

145

410

165

278

0

245

0

4810

History text (sites)

183

856

1557

148

129

0

9

242

187

0

0

58

0

3369

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