Protected areas in Europe - an overview

Publication Created 12 Oct 2012 Published 12 Oct 2012
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EEA Report No 5/2012
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Protected areas today cover a relatively large part of Europe, with almost 21 % of the territory of EEA member countries and collaborating countries consisting of protected areas. In spite of this widespread presence of protected areas in all European countries, the topic has not received as much attention on a pan-European level as other environmental issues. We hope this report from the EEA „ the first we have compiled on the subject „ will go some way to redressing the balance. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of protected areas and aims to assist policymakers and the wider public in understanding the complexity of the current systems of protected areas.


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: ISBN 978-92-9213-329-0
: TH-AL-12-005-EN-C

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