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Background documents on Biodiversity data centre (BDC)

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Landscape fragmentation in FUAs in 2018 in the EU-27 and the UK region, by country and FUA structure

Fragmentation is measured as the density of continuous, i.e. unfragmented, semi-natural landscape elements (i.e. meshes). This is calculated by dividing the number of meshes with a unit area, e.g. 1 or 1 000 km². If the landscape is not fragmented, i.e. it consists of a completely continuous landscape, the mesh density is 1. If the number of natural and semi-natural landscape elements in a unit area increases, the landscape becomes more fragmented and the mesh density increases.

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Estimated loss of carbon sequestration potential in FUAs due to sealing in the EU-27 and the UK region between 2012 and 2018 (in tonnes of carbon)

The map visualizes loss of potential carbon sequestration due to the estimated soil sealing increase during 2012 and 2018 in Functional Urban Areas (FUAs). Although the figure presents EU-27+UK values only, data is available for the EEA-38 region and the UK.

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