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Table 1 European Union countries with major areas of High Nature Value (HNV) farmland (Source: Paracchini et al. 2008)

From: Policies and practices of pastoralism in Europe

  Total ha HNV % HNV of all farmland
Spain 18,986,960 55.8
France 7,797,145 22.1
Italy 6,127,030 33.4
Greece 5,349,572 58.6
UK 5,165,466 26.7
Romania 4,860,372 33.7
Poland 4,813,243 23.8
Germany 3,162,699 14.6
Portugal 2,900,462 57.6
Bulgaria 2,509,989 37.3
Austria 2,447,292 68.4
Total EU 74,659,056 31.9