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Nature protection and biodiversity - Drivers and pressures (Luxembourg)

SOER Common environmental theme from Luxembourg - nature protection and biodiversity
Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 23 Nov 2010

The main driving forces of trends presented in the ‘State and Impacts’ section are the intensification of agricultural practices, urban and suburban development and an increased density of transportation infrastructure. While the importance of agriculture in terms of its contribution to the overall GDP has gradually decreased together with the overall number of farms, the increased use of fertilisers and agrochemicals, the reclaiming of habitats of marginal importance for agriculture through the drainage of wetlands for example and the increase of individual land parcels to the detriment of hedgerows and species-rich field margins, are the main causes of biodiversity decline in Luxembourg.

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