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Protected areas have increased to cover one-fifth of land in Europe
Oct 29, 2012

More than 21% of the land has some kind of protected status in the 39 countries which work with the European Environment Agency (EEA). However, only 4% of the sea controlled by countries of the European Union is included within the Natura 2000 network of protected areas, according to a new report from the EEA.

EEA press release

Protected areas in Europe - an overview