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Ministerial Decree No. 33318/3028 establishing measures and procedures for the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.

Document type
Original source
Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 1289, Part II, 28 December 1998, pp. 15203-15249.
Wild species & ecosystems
Authorization/permit Birds Hunting/capture Ecosystem preservation Endangered species Hunting authorization/permit Hunting gear/hunting methods Management/conservation Protected area Protection of habitats Biodiversity Use restrictions Wild fauna Protection of species
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Mediterranean, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
The Decree shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Gazette.

Aim of this Decree is the conservation of biodiversity through a series of measures and procedures required to maintain or restore the natural habitats and the populations of species of wild fauna and flora at a favourable status. The provisions of the Decree are laid down in conformity with Council Directives 92/43/EEC and 97/62/EC. The Decree, consisting of 23 articles is composed as follows: objective (art.1); definitions (art.2); participation to the European ecological network of special areas of conservation (Natura 2000); special protection areas – national list of sites (art. 4); national Committee for the Natura 2000 network (art. 5); protection measures on the special areas of conservation (art. 6); procedure for receiving financial aid by the European Commission (art. 7);declassification of special areas of conservation (art. 8); management of features of the landscape (art. 9); checks on the required conditions (art. 10); prohibitions for the protection of wild fauna species (art. 11); prohibitions for the protection of wild flora species (art. 12); conservation measures to be applied for the maintenance of wild fauna and flora (art. 13); derogations (art. 14); list of specially protected species (Annexes III, IV and V) (art. 15); complementary provisions (art. 16); notification on measures to be taken (art. 17); research – exchange of information (art. 18); sanctions (art. 19); annexes (art. 20); final provisions (arts. 21, 22); entry into force (art. 23).

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References - Legislation


Council Directive 97/62/EC adapting to technical and scientific progress Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.

Legislation | European Union | 1997

Keyword: Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Wild flora, Molluscs, Reptiles, Amphibians, Crustaceans, Insects, Aquatic animals, Wild fauna


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

Legislation | European Union | 1992 (2013)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting, Protection of species