European Ecosystem Assessment — Concept, Data, and Implementation

European Environment Agency

[From Summary] …Europe is becoming greener (Fuchs et al., 2014) but, at the same time, losing biodiversity. At least one-out-of-three species in Europe is threatened with extinction (IUCN, 2011a-d). Many ecosystems are pushed towards the provision of one service — mainly food production — at the cost of the other services they usually provide. The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 aims towards ‘healthy’ ecosystems that are rich in biodiversity and provide multiple services for human well-being…


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