In 1992, the European Union published the 92/43/CEE Directive that focused on habitat, plant and animal species conservation with the aim of guaranteeing the future of Biodiversity in Europe. The directive defined the bio-geographical regions of Europe. ENSCONET is currently active in 9 of these bio-geographic regions (Alpine, Arctic, Atlantic, Black Sea, Boreal, Continental, Macaronesian, Mediterranean and Pannonian). Species distributions cross political borders and for this reason recognition of bio-geographical boundaries, rather than country boundaries, provides a more integrated approach to conservation.

For more details about the bio-geographical regions, please see the map map of the European Environment Agency data service.

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