Conservation status of species of European Union interest in marine ecosystems

Figure Created 29 Jul 2011 Published 19 Jul 2012 Last modified 29 Nov 2012
Statistics by region on the left, overall statistics on the right.

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  • Some 74 % of the assessments of marine species linked to marine ecosystems are unknown.
  • Twenty-four per cent of the assessments are unfavourable.
  • Only 2 % of the assessments are favourable and are represented only in the Atlantic, Boreal and Marine Atlantic regions.
  • The Atlantic, Continental and Marine Baltic regions have more than 80 % of unfavourable assessments.
  • The Marine Atlantic, Marine Macaronesian and Marine Mediterranean regions have the highest percentage of unknown assessments (more than 70 %).

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

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