Fragmentation of ecosystems and habitats

Indicator Fact Sheet
Prod-ID: IND-227-en
Also known as: TERM 006
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Assessment made on  01 Jan 2001

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DPSIR: State


Indicator codes
  • TERM 006

Policy issue:  Preserve biodiversity and ensure connectivity between nature areas


Key assessment

The expansion of transport infrastructure networks is fragmenting and isolating habitats and creating barriers to wandering and spreading of animals and animal populations. The average size of nature conservation areas is decreasing and the average distance between areas of the same type or function is increasing. Nature's infrastructures conflict more and more with human infrastructures.

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