Directive 1992/43 - Conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Please note

This page contains a limited version of this dossier in the EU Monitor.

1.

Current status

This directive has been published on July 22, 1992, entered into force on June 10, 1992 and should have been implemented in national regulation on June 10, 1994 at the latest.

2.

Key information

official title

Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
 
Legal instrument Directive
Number legal act Directive 1992/43
Original proposal COM(1988)381
CELEX number i 31992L0043

3.

Key dates

Document 21-05-1992
Publication in Official Journal 22-07-1992; Special edition in Finnish: Chapter 15 Volume 011,Special edition in Lithuanian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Czech: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Latvian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,OJ L 206, 22.7.1992,Special edition in Hungarian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Polish: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Swedish: Chapter 15 Volume 011,Special edition in Romanian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Slovak: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Bulgarian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Slovenian: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Maltese: Chapter 15 Volume 002,Special edition in Estonian: Chapter 15 Volume 002
Effect 10-06-1992; Entry into force Date notif.
End of validity 31-12-9999
Transposition 10-06-1994; See Art 23
Notification 10-06-1992

4.

Legislative text

Avis juridique important

|

5.

31992L0043

Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Official Journal L 206 , 22/07/1992 P. 0007 - 0050

Finnish special edition: Chapter 15 Volume 11 P. 0114

Swedish special edition: Chapter 15 Volume 11 P. 0114

Council Directive 92/43/EEC

of 21 May 1992

on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, and in particular Article 130s thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the Commission(1),

Having regard to the opinion of the European Parliament(2),

Having regard to the opinion of the Economic and Social Committee(3),

Whereas the preservation, protection and improvement of the quality of the environment, including the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, are an essential objective of general interest pursued by the Community, as stated in Article 130r of the Treaty;

Whereas the European Community policy and action programme on the environment (1987 to 1992)(4) makes provision for measures regarding the conservation of nature and natural resources;

Whereas, the main aim of this Directive being to promote the maintenance of biodiversity, taking account of economic, social, cultural and regional requirements, this Directive makes a contribution to the general objective of sustainable development; whereas the maintenance of such biodiversity may in certain cases require the maintenance, or indeed the encouragement, of human activities;

Whereas, in the European territory of the Member States, natural habitats are continuing to deteriorate and an increasing number of wild species are seriously threatened; whereas given that the threatened habitats and species form part of the Community's natural heritage and the threats to them are often of a transboundary nature, it is necessary to take measures at Community level in order to conserve them;

Whereas, in view of the threats to certain types of natural habitat and certain species, it is necessary to define them as having priority in order to favour the early implementation of measures to conserve them;

Whereas, in order to ensure the restoration or maintenance of natural habitats and species of Community interest at a favourable conservation status, it is necessary to designate special areas of conservation in order to create a coherent European ecological network according to a specified timetable;

Whereas all the areas designated, including those classified now or in the future as special protection areas pursuant to Council Directive 79/409/EEC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds(5), will have to be incorporated into the coherent European ecological network;

Whereas it is appropriate, in each area designated, to implement the necessary measures having regard to the conservation objectives pursued;

Whereas sites eligible for designation as special areas of conservation are proposed by the Member States but whereas a procedure must nevertheless be laid down to allow the designation in exceptional cases of a site which has not been proposed by a Member State but which the Community considers essential for either the maintenance or the survival of a priority natural habitat type or a priority species;

Whereas an appropriate assessment must be made of any plan or programme likely to have a significant effect on the conservation objectives of a site which has been designated or is designated in future;

Whereas it is recognized that the adoption of measures intended to promote the conservation of priority natural habitats and priority species of Community interest is a common responsibility of all Member States; whereas this may, however, impose an excessive financial burden on certain Member States given, on the one hand, the uneven distribution of such habitats and species...


More

This text has been adopted from EUR-Lex.

6.

Original proposal

 

7.

Sources and disclaimer

For further information you may want to consult the following sources that have been used to compile this dossier:

This dossier is compiled each night drawing from aforementioned sources through automated processes. We have invested a great deal in optimising the programming underlying these processes. However, we cannot guarantee the sources we draw our information from nor the resulting dossier are without fault.

 

8.

Full version

This page is also available in a full version containing the summary of legislation, de geconsolideerde versie, the legal context, de Europese rechtsgrond, other dossiers related to the dossier at hand and finally the related cases of the European Court of Justice.

The full version is available for registered users of the EU Monitor by ANP and PDC Informatie Architectuur.

9.

EU Monitor

The EU Monitor enables its users to keep track of the European process of lawmaking, focusing on the relevant dossiers. It automatically signals the newly added documents and subsequent meetings in which these are scheduled for discussion or vote. The latest state of affairs is conveniently presented in such a way that a single glance is sufficient to keep informed. By way of alerts through e-mail or digital newsletters users and their clients are kept in the loop 24/7.

If you are interested in the EU Monitor, please contact us at info@eumonitor.eu.