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Databases

Description: The database consists of three spatial layers: (a) The investment zone (41.4% of Greek land): it includes the three most fragmented zones (very high, high and medium) according to the Landscape Fragmentation Indicator (2015), of the territory outside the terrestrial part of the Natura 2000. (b) The windfarm-free zone (58.6% of Greek land): it includes the terrestrial part of the Natura 2000 network and the two least fragmented zones (very low and low) outside the network. (c) Windfarm sites (2020): 260 applications of operating windfarms (red polygons) and 1578 applications of windfarms in other permission stages (black polygons).

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Description: The dataset presents the roadless areas (RAs) of Greece (2/2020) in kmz format. RAs are defined as those land patches of a size greater than 1 sq.km that are at least 1 km away from the nearest road. Intersected by 367,370.74 km of roads, the Greek landscape is shattered in 4,659 patches (>1 km away from any road). The dataset presents the 1,115 RAs, accounting for 4.99% of the Greek land. This proportion is the Roadless Fragmentation Indicator (RFI), that can act as a straightforward finer scale indicator pinpointing areas of minimal anthropogenic pressures at more natural landscapes. The map includes high and medium confidence data. Red polygons indicate the RAs with an area ≥50 sq.km (high confidence data). They cover 0.51% of the Greek land and are located in six remote mountains: Lefka Ori, Timfi, Olympos, Taygetos, Saos, and Smolikas. Orange polygons indicate the RAs with an area 1-50 sq.km.