PROTECTED AREAS & IMPORTANT PLANT AREAS
In total, about
of the world's land surface is covered by Protected Areas.
important plant areas identified in
countries of Europe
The key threats to Important Plan Areas in Europe are
poor forestry practices (affecting
of sites) land abandonment (
of sites) and development for tourism and recreation (
An Important Plant Area is a natural or semi-natural site exhibiting exceptional botanical rchness and/or supporting an outstanding assemblage of rare, threatened and/or endemic plant species and/or vegetation or high botanic value.