EU Birds Directive

Authors:
European Council

Publication Date:
2009

Abstract/Summary:
The directive recognises that habitat loss and degradation are the most serious threats to the conservation of wild birds. It therefore places great emphasis on the protection of habitats for endangered as well as migratory species (listed in Annex I), especially through the establishment of a coherent network of Special Protection Areas (SPAs) comprising all the most suitable territories for these species.

STAPER categories:

    Resource Type:
    White Paper

    Source:
    European Council

    Link:
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/legislation/birdsdirective/index_en.htm