What does "Natura 2000 und FFH-Richtlinie" mean?

The Fauna-Flora-Habitat-Richtlinie (FFH-RL) is the European Habitats Directive that enforces the conservation of natural habitats, wild fauna and flora.

It was adopted in 1992 from the European Union along with the Birds Directive (1979) (Vogelschutzrichtlinie) and creates a binding European nature conservation law. With this order, a network of protected sites (biotopes) should be formed across the European Union giving shelter to very valuable natural domains of threatened species of plants and animals. The FFH-areas (SAC -> Special Areas of Conservation) in the Rosenheim Bogs (Rosenheimer Stammbeckenmoore) serve especially the protection of fauna and flora habitats in raised bogs and mires.

Natura 2000 is a network through all Europe with more than 20,000 conservation areas in which special animal and plant types are to be preserved. Further valuable biotopes should be kept protected for future generations.

As one of the most comprehensive nature protection projects, Natura 2000 makes a major contribution to the international Biological Diversity committed in Rio de Janeiro 1992.

Natura 2000-Page of the EU-Commission:

Natura 2000-Page of the government institution: Staatsministerium:

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