What are Annex I habitats?
This Annex I habitat category includes submerged sea caves and partially submerged caves which are only exposed to the sea at high tide.
What does the habitats Directive do?
The Habitats Directive ensures the conservation of a wide range of rare, threatened or endemic animal and plant species. Some 200 rare and characteristic habitat types are also targeted for conservation in their own right.
What is the preservation and protection of certain habitats species or environments?
Wildlife conservation is the preservation and protection of animals, plants, and their habitats. By conserving wildlife, we’re ensuring that future generations can enjoy our natural world and the incredible species that live within it.
What are Annex 1 species?
The 500 wild bird species naturally occurring in the European Union are protected in various ways: Annex 1: 194 species and sub-species are particularly threatened. Member States must designate Special Protection Areas (SPAs) for their survival and all migratory bird species. Annex 2: 82 bird species can be hunted.
What are Annex 2 species?
- Reptiles and amphibians.
What species are covered in the EC Habitats Directive?
Species under the Habitats Directive
Included in the Directive are mammals, reptiles, fish, crustaceans, insects, molluscs, bivalves and plants. The protection provisions for these species are similar to those in the Birds Directive.
How can we protect animal habitats?
One of the easiest and most effective ways to help wildlife is to preserve the environment in which the animals live. Volunteer with organizations in your area to restore native forests, grasslands, and coastal ecosystems by planting native species, manually removing invasive plant species, and taking out old fences.
What is ex situ conservation?
Ex situ conservation is the technique of conservation of all levels of biological diversity outside their natural habitats through different techniques like zoo, captive breeding, aquarium, botanical garden, and gene bank.
Why endangered animals and habitats should be protected?
The Endangered Species Act is very important because it saves our native fish, plants, and other wildlife from going extinct. Once gone, they’re gone forever, and there’s no going back.