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Regional Legislative Decree No. 15/2012/A implementing Directive 2009/147/EC and Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament on protected wildlife within the Autonomous Region of Azores.

Country/Territory
Portugal
Territorial subdivision
Azores
Document type
Legislation
Date
2012
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Diário da República Serie I, No. 66, 2 April 2012, pp. 1624-1713.
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Birds Endangered species Wild flora Biodiversity Ecosystem preservation Protection of habitats Basic legislation Protected area Protection of species Wetlands Access and benefit-sharing
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, North Atlantic, North-East Atlantic, Southern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Regional Legislative Decree enters into force on the day after its publication.
Abstract

This Regional Legislative Decree, consisting of 10 Chapters and 13 Annexes, implements the basic legislation on protected wildlife established by Directive 2009/147/EC and Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament within the Autonomous Region of Azores. It specifies protected areas, protected animal species, protecting measures, etc. in order to preserve the regional biodiversity, through the protection of wildlife natural habitats. Controls and inspections are prescribed in Chap. 10. Maps of the protected areas and list of protected species are appended to the text.

Full text
Portuguese
Website
www.dre.pt

References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | European Union | 2009

Keyword: Birds, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

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

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Repeals

Regional Legislative Decree No. 15/2007/A on the Azores regional network of Protected Areas.

Legislation | Portugal | 2007

Keyword: Protected area, Classification/declassification, Basic legislation, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regional Decree No. 14/93/A regulating limpet collection (univalve molluscs).

Legislation | Portugal | 1993

Keyword: Marine fisheries, Molluscs, Fishing gear/fishing method, Size, Seasons, Protected fishing area, Fishing authorization, Fishery management and conservation, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Resolution of the Regional Legislative Assembly No. 13/95/A establishing an emergency plan for the wild flora protection.

Legislation | Portugal | 1995

Keyword: Zoning, Wild flora, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regional Decree No. 24/2004/A classifying the Special Protection Zones (ZPE) in the Azores Region.

Legislation | Portugal | 2004

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Zoning, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regional Decree No. 14/2004/A regulating the Azores’ Special Protection Zones (ZPE).

Legislation | Portugal | 2004

Keyword: Plant protection, Protection forest, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Birds, Ecosystem preservation, Zoning, Classification/declassification, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regional Legislative Decree No. 18/2002/A implementing Regional Decree-Law No. 140/99 which revises the application of EU directives to the regional legislation, concerning wildbird (Birds Directive), wildlife and floral conservation as well as their natural habitats (Habitats Directive).

Legislation | Portugal | 2002

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Zoning, Protection of habitats, Birds

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regional Legislative Decree No. 14/97/A, modifying Regional Legislative Decree No. 2/83/A establishing norms concerning the preservation of ecological balance, namely through the halting of indiscriminate hunting of dolphins and porpoises which visit the Azores seas.

Legislation | Portugal | 1997

Keyword: Marine mammals, Offences/penalties, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX