This report has been prepared by IUCN

This report has been prepared by IUCN, partner of the consortium implementing the project,nEuropean Capitals of Biodiversity, which is supported by the European Commissionu2019s Life+nprogramme. In producing this document, IUCN has relied upon information provided by thirdnparties. Neither the European Commission, DUH, IUCN, or their respective directors,nemployees and affiliated organisations give any representation or warranty, express ornimplied, as to the accuracy, completeness or fairness of the contents of this document, nornaccept any responsibility or liability for any loss, whether direct, indirect or consequential,narising from reliance on it. n

nThere are many measures of biodiversity; species richness (the number of species in a given area) represents a single but important metric that is valuable as the common currency of the diversity of lifeu2014but it must be integrated with other metrics to fully capture biodiversity.

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