Ecosystems

Restoring, preserving and enhancing ecosystems dependent on agriculture and forestry
The Priority at a glance: Pressure on the environment is still very prevalent. For example, only 17 % of EU habitats and 11 % of ecosystems are considered to be in a favourable state, nutrient surpluses persist in some water bodies (despite progress in others) and 45 % of EU soils suffer from problems of quality. These challenges need to be remedied and the positive environmental contribution of farming and forestry should be strengthened.
Areas of Intervention (Focus areas):
a. Restoring and preserving biodiversity (including in NATURA 2000 areas and areas of High Nature Value farming) and the state of European landscapes.
b. Improving water management.
c. Improving soil management.
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