EUNIS terrestrial habitat classification review 2017

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An extensive review of the EUNIS terrestrial habitat classification was initiated in 2012 based on European vegetation plot data. The first groups of the classification to be revised were forest and other wooded land and heathland, scrub and tundra. The review concerns codes, scientific names and descriptions. A new element of the revised classification is that indicator species are identified for level 3 habitat types. The revision of the groups were concluded after a consultation with EIONET and vegetation experts. The review is on-going and more groups will become available as will also crosswalks from revised groups to Habitats Directive Annex I, to European Red List of Habitats and to the EuroVeg CheckList 2016. Links to the detailed methodology are in the Documents tab.
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