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Reporting under the Birds and the Habitats Directives

The Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC), and the Birds Directive (2009/147/EC, the codified version of the original Directive 79/409/EEC) are the most important European legislation aimed at the conservation of the European Union’s wildlife. Both directives require Member States to report regularly on progress made in implementing the directives and on the main results of research and surveillance carried out.

The following links give access to information on reporting under each directive.

Main outcomes from the nature directives reporting

The European Commission and the European Environment Agency supported by its European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity have published several reports summarising the main result of the status of species (including birds) and habitats at the EU (EU biogeographical) level.

The following links give access to published reports:

Additional outcomes based on reports under the nature directives are available on the web pages of the Birds Directive reporting and Habitats Directive reporting.