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File NATURA 2000: Safeguarding Europe's biodiversity
Preserving and restoring the biodiversity and ecosystems of different habitats, from the countryside to mountains to the marine environment, is a major objective for the European Union. It is committed to halting the loss of its biodiversity by 2010.
Located in Environmental topics Biodiversity Multimedia
Publication 10 messages for 2010 — protected areas
Protected areas provide a wide range of services in a context of increasing pressures and a rapidly changing environment. Europe is the region with the greatest number of protected areas in the world but they are relatively small in size. Europe's Natura 2000, unique in the world and still young, and the Emerald network under development, are international European networks of protected areas that catalyse biodiversity conservation.
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Publication 10 messages for 2010 — marine ecosystems
Marine ecosystems provide key services both globally and locally, which are essential for maintaining life on our planet. However, marine biodiversity faces an unprecedented range of pressures. In recent years climate change has caused changes in species distribution and presents new challenges for marine biodiversity as oceans become more acidic.
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Article Nature policy works when implemented well
Our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth. However, our recent assessments show that the majority of habitats and species in Europe have an unfavourable conservation status despite significant improvements for many species in recent years.
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Publication The European Grassland Butterfly Indicator: 1990…-2011
This report presents the European Grassland Butterfly Indicator, based on national Butterfly Monitoring Schemes (BMS) in 19 countries across Europe, most of them in the European Union.
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Data vCalendar interchange file Natura 2000 barometer statistics
The Natura 2000 Barometer gives an evaluation on the progress made in establishing the Natura 2000 network, both under the Birds and the Habitats Directives. It is based on information on number of sites and areas covered, as indicated by Member States and is published in the Natura 2000 Newsletter.
Located in Environmental topics Natura 2000 Barometer statistics Natura 2000 barometer statistics
Highlight Protected areas cover a quarter of Europe's land and almost 6 % of regional seas
Protected areas cover more than 1 000 000 km2 of land and more than 340 000 km2 of coastal and marine ecosystems in Europe, according to the latest data. These areas are vitally important for protecting the continent’s most vulnerable species, habitats and marine life.
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Figure Awareness of the Natura 2000 Network
In 2007, 80% of EU citizens have never heard of the Natura 2000 network.
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Figure Natura 2000 sites: Biogeographical regions
Data: 2010
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Figure Distribution of the area of Natura 2000 sites in mountain massifs
The graph shows the distribution of the Natura2000 sites over the European mountain massifs.
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