publication . Article . 2021

The Natura 2000 network and the ranges of threatened species in Greece

Konstantina Spiliopoulou; Panayiotis G. Dimitrakopoulos; Thomas M. Brooks; Gabriela Kelaidi; Kaloust Paragamian; Vassiliki Kati; Anthi Oikonomou; Dimitris Vavylis; Panayiotis Trigas; Petros Lymberakis; ...
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  • Published: 13 Feb 2021 Journal: Biodiversity and Conservation, volume 30, issue 4, pages 945-961 (issn: 0960-3115, eissn: 1572-9710, Copyright policy)
Abstract
AbstractGlobal environmental goals mandate the expansion of the protected area network to halt biodiversity loss. The European Union’s Natura 2000 network covers 27.3% of the terrestrial area of Greece, one of the highest percentages in Europe. However, the extent to which this network protects Europe’s biodiversity, especially in a biodiverse country like Greece, is unknown. Here, we overlap the country’s Natura 2000 network with the ranges of the 424 species assessed as threatened on the IUCN Red List and present in Greece. Natura 2000 overlaps on average 47.6% of the mapped range of threatened species; this overlap far exceeds that expected by random networks...
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free text keywords: protected areas, IUCN Red List, Threatened Species, Greece, Natura 2000, Ecology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Nature and Landscape Conservation
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EC| Inspire4Nature
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Inspire4Nature
INternational training at the Science-Policy Interface for Researchers in Europe, for Nature
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 766417
  • Funding stream: H2020 | MSCA-ITN-ETN
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