Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe's ecosystems

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Last Updated November 10, 2017, 11:39 (Europe/Berlin)
Created November 10, 2017, 11:38 (Europe/Berlin)
Language Eng
Title in original language Mapping and assessing the condition of Europe's ecosystems: progress and challenges
Original language English
Abstract We depend on healthy and resilient ecosystems to continue to deliver services, such as food, water, clean air and stable climate, which are essential for our well-being. This report provides an overview about the current condition of ecosystems in Europe and the human pressures they are exposed to. A ecosystem map for Europe reveals that many ecosystems are highly concentrated in a small number of countries, which could increase their vulnerability to environmental change, and a substantial proportion of the most vulnerable ecosystems are not protected within Natura 2000 sites, Marine Protected Areas or equivalent zones.
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License Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0)
Classification Environment
Creation date 2017-11-01
INSPIRE theme Habitats and biotopes
Free keywords Ecosystems; habitats; EUNIS; mapping; ecosystems condition
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Responsible party European Enviornmental Agency
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