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PROTECTED AREAS & IMPORTANT PLANT AREAS

Protected Areas
& Important
Plant Areas

In total, about
13%
of the world's land surface is covered by Protected Areas.
1771
important plant areas identified in
16
countries of Europe

The key threats to Important Plan Areas in Europe are poor forestry practices (affecting
47%
of sites) land abandonment (
32%
of sites) and development for tourism and recreation (
39%
of sites)

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.

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