European landscapes reflect not only the continent's diverse climate and geology but also centuries of interaction between man and nature. A new European Environment Agency (EEA) study reviews this interplay, highlighting the main threats to this rich heritage and initiatives to protect it.
Tenth and last in the series of '10 messages for 2010', the EEA's new assessment "Cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage" suggests that the concept of 'cultural landscapes' holds a central role in managing ecosystems and the services they provide us.
IUCN's European Union Representative Office provided coordinating support in the production of this message.
For more information visit the European Environment Agency website.