Where does Europe stand in 2010?
Species faced with the risk of extinction
Up to 25 % of European animal species, including mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds and butterflies face the risk of extinction and are therefore included in the EU Regional Red List by IUCN.
Poor conservation status
62 % of the habitats and 52 % of the species covered by the EU Habitats Directive are considered to be in an unfavourable conservationstatus (EEA-ETC/BD, 2009).
Natura 2000 site designation — nearly completed
Designation of Natura 2000terrestrial sites in Europe is nearly completed. Much more effort is needed for the marine sites (EEA-ETC/BD, 2010).