List name
Habitats Directive - Annex 2, priority species and non-priority species
Owner
k.oliver@nbn.org.uk
List type
Conservation list
Description
In 1992 the European Community adopted Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (EC Habitats Directive). This is the means by which the Community meets its obligations as a signatory of the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention). The provisions of the Directive requires Member States to introduce a range of measures including the protection of species listed in the Annexes; to undertake surveillance of habitats and species and produce a report every six years on the implementation of the Directive. The 169 habitats listed in Annex I of the Directive and the 623 species listed in Annex II, are to be protected by means of a network of sites. Each Member State is required to prepare and propose a national list of sites, which will be evaluated in order to form a European network of Sites of Community Importance (SCIs). These will eventually be designated by Member States as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), and along with Special Protection Areas (SPAs) classified under the EC Birds Directive, form a network of protected areas known as Natura 2000. Definition of non-priority species - Animal and plant species of Community interest (i.e. endangered, vulnerable, rare or endemic in the European Community) whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation. Note that the contents of this annex have been updated in April 2003 following the Treaty of Accession. Definition of priority species - Species which are endangered, the conservation of which the Community has a particular responsibility in view of the proportion of their natural range which falls within the territory of the Community. They require the designation of special areas of conservation.
Date submitted
2020-12-09
Date updated
2020-12-09
Is private
No
Included in species pages
No
Authoritative
No
Invasive
No
Threatened
No
Part of the sensitive data service
No
Region
Not provided
Metadata link
https://registry.nbnatlas.org/public/show/dr2453
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Triturus cristatus
Triturus cristatus (Laurenti, 1768)
Great Crested Newt
 
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Acipenser sturio
Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758
Common Sturgeon
 
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Alosa
Alosa Linck, 1790
 
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Alosa
Alosa Linck, 1790
 
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Cobitis taenia
Cobitis taenia Linnaeus, 1758
Spined Loach
 
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Coregonus oxyrinchus
Coregonus oxyrinchus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Houting
 
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Cottus gobio
Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758
Bullhead
 
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Salmo salar
Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758
Atlantic Salmon
 
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Austropotamobius pallipes
Austropotamobius pallipes (Lereboullet, 1858)
Freshwater White-clawed Crayfish
 
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Trichomanes speciosum
Trichomanes speciosum Willd.
Killarney Fern
 
Action Supplied Name Scientific Name (matched) Image Author (matched) Common Name (matched) Designation
Triturus cristatus Triturus cristatus (Laurenti, 1768) Great Crested Newt
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Acipenser sturio Acipenser sturio Linnaeus, 1758 Common Sturgeon
Annex 2 - priority species
Alosa Alosa Linck, 1790
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Alosa Alosa Linck, 1790
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Cobitis taenia Cobitis taenia Linnaeus, 1758 Spined Loach
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Coregonus oxyrhynchus Coregonus oxyrinchus (Linnaeus, 1758) Houting
Annex 2 - priority species
Cottus gobio Cottus gobio Linnaeus, 1758 Bullhead
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Salmo salar Salmo salar Linnaeus, 1758 Atlantic Salmon
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Austropotamobius pallipes Austropotamobius pallipes (Lereboullet, 1858) Freshwater White-clawed Crayfish
Annex 2 - non-priority species
Trichomanes speciosum Trichomanes speciosum Willd. Killarney Fern
Annex 2 - non-priority species
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