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Monday, 01 August 2011

01/08/2011-New Standard Data Form

After a number of years of discussion a revised version of the Natura 2000 Standard Data Form (SDF) and explanatory notes was approved by the Habitats Committee in May 2011. The revision takes account of technological changes since the first edition was published in 1997 and of experience of both compiling and using the SDF.

Member States are obliged to transfer data from the 'old' Standard data Form to the revised version by September 2012. A Reference Portal for Natura 2000 with information required to complete the SDF has been created.

The revised Natura 2000 software is expected to be available before the end of 2011.