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Two main pieces of legislation:
Birds Directive (1979 - Directive on the conservation of wild birds)
Habitats Directive (1992 Directive on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora)
"The Habitats and Birds Directives are being assessed to ensure they are 'fit for purpose', as part of a Commission-wide exercise. Find out more about the current fitness check of the nature law. "
Excerpt from 2nd Infographics source:
MAIN INPUTS INTO THE PROCESS:
"Every six years, Member States report on the conservation status of species and habitat types protected under the EU Directives. The report covers all wild bird species (about 450), 231 habitat types and more than 1200 other species of EU interest"
Citing EU Commissioner for Environment @KarmenuVella on Twitter 2016-02-02
"Today is an important day for biodiversity in the @Europarl_EN"
My remarks at y'day evening's @Europarl_EN biodiversity debate https://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/vella/announcements/opening-remarks-adoption-european-parliament-resolution-mid-term-review-eu-biodiversity-strategy_en … #naturealert #Naturefit4all
"The ongoing fitness check of the EU nature legislation provoked the highest ever number of responses to a Commission public consultation, demonstrating the level of importance of nature and biodiversity to European citizens. It has also generated a huge amount of evidence."
(Excerpt: "In a nutshell")
"Stretching over 18 % of the EU’s land area and almost 6 % of its marine territory, it is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. It offers a haven to Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats."
Excerpt from this Link: "Natura 2000 is an ecological network composed of sites designated under the Birds Directive (Special Protection Areas, SPAs) and the Habitats Directive (Sites of Community Importance, SCIs, and Special Areas of Conservation, SACs)."
Natura GIS (Public) Viewer : http://natura2000.eea.europa.eu/#
Excerpt from page:
"You can access the Member States' Natura 2000 webpages below. (link towards the inferior part of the page)"
"For each Natura 2000 site, national authorities have submitted a standard data form (SDF) that contains an extensive description of the site and its ecology."
"The European Topic Centre for Biological Diversity (ETC/BD), based in Paris, is responsible for validating this data and creating an EU wide descriptive database."
Savez-vous combien y a-t-il de sites #Natura2000 en France? @UEMarseille @UEfrance http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/db_gis/index_en.htm …