The Habitats Directive (more formally known as Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) is a European Union directive adopted in 1992 as an EU response to the Berne Convention. It is one of the EU's two directives in relation to wildlife and nature conservation, the other being the Birds Directive. It is one of European nature’s policies that establishes one organized network (Natura 2000), which intends to protect nature and wildlife. The Habitats Directive requires national governments to specify areas that are expected to be ensuring the conservation of flora and fauna species.
Habitats Directive is a type within the Natura 2000 static data layer. Natura 2000 areas are polygons, i.e., geometric shapes that you can draw in, edit or remove when making a plan.
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