Conservation status of habitat types of European Union interest in lake and river ecosystems

Figure Created 29 Jul 2011 Published 18 Jul 2012 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
Statistics by region on the left, overall statistics on the right.

European data


Additional information

  • Fifteen per cent of the conservation status assessments of lake and river habitats are favourable.
  • Some 64 % of the assessments are unfavourable.
  • Twenty-one per cent of the assessments are unknown.
  • The Macaronesian and Alpine regions have the highest percentage of favourable assessments (around 40 %).
  • There are no favourable assessments for the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pannonian regions.

Geographical coverage: EU except Bulgaria and Romania; number of assessments in brackets.

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