Natura 2000 data viewer

Dashboard (Tableau)
Prod-ID: DAS-109-en
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This data viewer provides information about the land cover within the Natura 2000 network. Natura 2000 is an ecological network of protected areas, set up to ensure the survival of Europe's most valuable species and habitats. The Natura 2000 sites are designated under the Birds and the Habitats Directives. The CORINE Land Cover (CLC) inventory is covering the European continent. There are 44 land cover classes in the inventory.

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Natura 2000 is the key instrument to protect biodiversity in the European Union. The Natura 2000 dataset is updated annually.

The CORINE Land Cover (CLC) inventory is covering the European continent. There are 44 land cover classes in the inventory.The inventory was initiated in 1985 (reference year 1990) to standardize data collection on land in Europe to support environmental policy development. It is updated at regular intervals, the most recent update was in 2018.

Calculations are done separately for sites designated under the Birds Directive only (Special Protection Areas or “SPAs”), for sites designated under the Habitats Directive only (Sites of Community Importance or “SCIs” and Special Areas of Conservation or “SACs”) and for the entire Natura 2000 network. The Natura 2000 network is the combination of the sites designated under the two directives.

In the dashboard you will find three interactive tables, one for the CLC area in Natura 2000 sites designated under the Birds Directive (SPAs) only, one for the CLC area in Natura 2000 sites designated under the Habitats Directive (SCIs and SACs) only and one for the CLC area in the full Natura 2000 network, i.e. sites designated under both directives.

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