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Protected Forests

Caroline Narayan

Protected forests are areas of special environmental, scientific, cultural or other importance. Protected forest areas aim either to conserve forest biological diversity, i.e. the diversity of genes and species in forests and the diversity of forest ecosystems, or to protect landscapes.

Protected forests amount to about 12% of the total forest area in Europe. Of these, 85% are designated to conserve forest biodiversity, while 15% are designated to protect landscapes. Altogether, Europe's protected forest areas cover about 127 million hectares.


29 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. Beschermde natuur in Nederland
    • Protected Nature in the Netherlands
  2. COST Action E27 Maps Database
  3. Državni zavod za zaštitu prirode
    • State Institute for Nature Protection
  5. European Diploma for Protected Areas
    • Diplôme européen des espaces protégés
  6. European Nature Information System (EUNIS)
  7. Eurosite
  8. Fédération des Conservatoires d'espaces naturels
    • Network of Natural Areas Conservatories [France]
  9. Fédération des Parcs Naturels Régionaux de France
    • Federation of the Regional Nature Parks of France
  10. Federparchi - Federazione Italiana Parchi e Riserve Naturali
    • Italian Federation of Parks and Nature Reserves
  11. France Nature Environnement - Fédération française des associations de protection de la nature et de l’environnement
    • France Nature Environment - French Federation for the Protection of Nature and the Environment
  12. GEO Data Portal
    • Portail de données GEO
  13. IUCN - The International Union for Conservation of Nature
  14. IUCN Forest Conservation Programme
  15. National Parks Portal [UK]
  16. Nationally Designated Areas (National - CDDA)
  17. Natura 2000 EUNIS Database
  18. Natura 2000 Network Viewer
  19. Natura 2000 Networking Programme
  20. - Il portale dei parchi italiani
    • Italian parks portal

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