Much of our continent has been shaped by humans and human history. To this day, the way we as Europeans use the land around us keeps changing and evolving in ways that has consequences for both us and the nature that surrounds us. 

This Map shows how land use has changed between 1990 and 2006.  

"It is notable that within the entire 16-year time period very significant levels of land use change have taken place in Europe. In some regions almost 30% of the total area has changed its use of land. Vast changes are especially evident in large areas in Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Croatia and Ireland (dark blue) and in Czech Republic and Hungary but also some regions in Eastern part of Germany (dark green)," the authors from ESPON say of the map.

What do you think of it? Does it accurately depicts changes in land use in your area?

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