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High nature value (HNV) farmland

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Prod-ID: DAT-145-en
Created 09 Sep 2019 Published 23 May 2022 Last modified 23 May 2022
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The concept of High Nature Value (HNV) farmland describes the link between extensive farming systems and their use of semi-natural land and the conservation of high biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. The HNV farmland data set supports analysis of the distribution and extent of farmland that holds a special biodiversity value and enables an analysis of spatial patterns and time trends. The data set presented here shows a 2017 update of the time series for the years 2000 and 2012 on the basis of the Corine Land Cover (CLC) accounting layers 2000 and 2012. This recalculation of the HNV farmland time series based on the CLC accounting layers ensures full coherence of the data points and enables a correct calculation of changes between HNV 2000 and HNV 2012. Please note that the JRC/EEA HNV farmland methodology is currently being revised and an updated time series for the years 2000 to 2018 will be published by the end of 2022.

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High nature value (HNV) farmland
  • High Nature Value (HNV) farmland 2000 (100 m) accounting version
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  • High Nature Value (HNV) farmland 2012 (100 m) accounting version
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  • High Nature Value (HNV) farmland 2000-2012 changes (100 m), accounting version
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  • High nature value (HNV) farmland 2000 (100 m) accounting version, Nov. 2017 - INSPIRE Metadata
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  • High nature value (HNV) farmland 2012(100 m) accounting version, Nov. 2017 - INSPIRE Metadata
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  • High Nature Value (HNV) farmland 2000-2012 changes (100 m), accounting version, Nov. 2017 - INSPIRE Metadata
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Further documentation

Report about the methodology of the European data set by ETC/SIA.

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Additional information

The HNV farmland map aims to show the distribution and extent of farmland that is of inherent biodiversity value, and to enable further analyses on spatial and time trends.

The data set uses the JRC/EEA methodology described in Paracchini, M. L.; Petersen, J.-E.; Hoogeveen, Y.; Bamps, C.; Burfield, I. and van Swaay, C., 2008. High Nature Value Farmland in Europe. An estimate of the distribution patterns on the basis of land cover and biodiversity data. JRC Scientific and Technical Reports. European Communities, Luxembourg. The first version of the HNV data set for 2000 (based on the CORINE land cover 2000 status layer) is available by contacting Maria-Luisa Paracchini of the JRC directly: maria-luisa.paracchini@ec.europa.eu

The updates available under this link follow the initial JRC/EEA methodology from 2008; however, country coverage and the HNV farmland time series were expanded over time. The main focus of the 2012 exercise was to update the HNV farmland dataset based on the CLC 2006 data and to include countries previously not part of the European HNV farmland assessment.

The update from 2017 includes a recalculation of years 2000 and 2012 on the basis of the Corine Land Cover accounting layer.

 

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