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Amphibians

Amphibians

20 Sep 2007

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Amphibian

Amphibian

20 Sep 2007

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Amphibian

Amphibian

20 Sep 2007

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Land cover

Land cover

20 Sep 2007

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Mammals

Mammals

20 Sep 2007

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Grasslands

Grasslands

20 Sep 2007

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Opening session on Green Week - Past lessons future challenges

Speech by Professor Jacqueline McGlade Executive Director, European Environment Agency - Green Week 2007: Opening Plenary Session, Brussels, 12 June 2007

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Halting the loss of biodiversity by 2010 – Are we on target?

The European Union has set an objective to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010. Europe is currently suffering from a steady loss of biodiversity, with profound consequences for the natural world and for human well-being. The main causes are changes in natural habitats and these, in turn, are due to intensive agricultural production systems, construction, quarrying, overexploitation of forests, oceans, rivers, lakes and soils, alien species invasions, pollution and — increasingly — global warming.

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Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) entered into force on 29 December 1993. It has 3 main objectives: 1/ The conservation of biological diversity 2/ The sustainable use of the components of biological diversity 3/ The fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

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Proposed new classifying tools capture condition of Europe’s forests

European forest types, a new scheme for classifying Europe’s forests, is presented today in a report by the European Environment Agency. The scheme offers 14 new major forest type categories to replace the previous three categories - deciduous, coniferous and mixed – used in reporting of forest data.

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European forest types

European forest types

10 Nov 2006

The European forest types — Categories and types for sustainable forest management reporting and policy presents the findings of a study carried out by an international consortium of experts aimed at providing the Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE) with an user‑friendly forest types classification. The primary goal of the scheme is to improve the MCPFE reporting on sustainable forest management (SFM) in Europe, with special regard to forest type based SFM indicators.

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