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Briefing Biodiversity — protected areas
Located in SOER 2015 — The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Cross-country comparisons
Figure D source code Quietness Suitability Index (QSI) and Natura 2000
The map shows the index of suitable quiet areas across Europe combined with the Natura2000 protected areas
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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.
Located in News
Data Nationally designated areas (CDDA)
The European inventory of nationally designated areas holds information about protected areas and the national legislative instruments, which directly or indirectly create protected areas.
Located in Data and maps Datasets
Figure Distribution of Natura 2000 sites across EU-27, 2012
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GIS Map Application European protected sites
The map shows an overview of protected sites in Europe, including Natura 2000 sites and nationally designated areas (CDDA). Natura 2000 is the key instrument to protect biodiversity in the European Union. It is an ecological network of protected areas, set up to ensure the survival of Europe's most valuable species and habitats. Nationally designated areas is a European inventory of protected areas designated by the national authorities.
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Highlight Explore nature across Europe on Biodiversity Day
The European Environment Agency (EEA) has upgraded EUNIS, the only web portal comprehensively linking protected sites, species and habitat types, to coincide with International Day for Biological Diversity, 22 May.
Located in News
Daviz Visualization Complementarity between European designations (Natura 2000 and Emerald networks) and national designations by share of terrestrial area
Located in Data and maps Data visualisations
Figure Nationally designated areas (CDDA) site centre points - status 2013
The map shows the CDDA site centre points and countries where site centre points are public available, countries where some site centres are having restrictions and countries where site points have restrictions for all sites
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Highlight Our Natural Europe: conservation stories show importance of local action
When fishermen in the Koster Sea in Southern Sweden understood the value of the ecosystems beneath the waves, they voluntarily agreed to change fishing practices. The area became Sweden’s first marine national park in 2006.
Located in News
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