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2007 National Report on Implementation of the Habitats Directive

The second National Report (for the 2001-2006 reporting period) is the first comprehensive report on the conservation status of habitat types and species under the Habitats Directive. The 2001 Report for the first period (1994-2000) covered only general implementation progress because site designation was still underway.

The second Composite Report by the European Commission and thus the national reports it is based on must include a first assessment of the conservation status of habitat types and flora and fauna species under the Habitats Directive. Member states are expected to compile their reports for the 2001-2006 reporting period using the best available information, i.e. the best possible assessment of the situation as it is in 2006.

The conservation status of the relevant habitat types and species was first assessed by each of the German states (Länder) for its own territory. On the basis of these assessments, the German National Report under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive was then drafted by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation and finalised in consultation with the Länder and the Federal Environment Ministry in joint assessment conferences held in Bonn. These took place for the Continental Region on 27-31 August, for the Atlantic Region on 18-21 September and for the Alpine Region on 24-25 October 2007.


Results of the 2007 National Report

The results of Germany’s second National Report were submitted to the EU Commission on 7 December 2007. Parts of the National Report with assessments and range maps for habitat types and species under the Habitats Directive are set out below, with some of the data presented by biogeographic region.

Results for Habitats Directive habitat types

Results for Habitats Directive species

 

Last Change: 21/04/2008

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