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Bundesamt für Naturschutz

Natura 2000

To counter the ongoing decline of species in the wild and in natural habitats in the EU and to conserve biodiversity, the Birds Directive was issued in 1979 and the Habitats Directive in 1992. Core provisions in both of these relate to the designation of protected areas to create an EU-wide protected area network – Natura 2000 – for certain threatened species and habitat types of Community interest.
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