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Nature & Biodiversity Publications

The following EU publications on the EU’s biodiversity policy and on the Birds and Habitats Directives, including the Natura 2000 Network are available:

Publications on EU Biodiversity policy

General

  • The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 brochure
  • 52 tips for Biodiversity brochure
  • The EU Biodiversity Action Plan 2010 Assessment brochure
  • The EU Biodiversity Action Plan 2006-2010 brochure
  • The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 factsheet
  • Monitoring the impact of EU Biodiversity policy factsheet
  • Green Infrastructure factsheet
  • Ecosystems Good and Services factsheet
  • Nature’s role in climate change factsheet
  • Invasive Alien Species factsheet
  • The Message from Athens leaflet
  • EU Biodiversity Action Plan mid-term report 2008 leaflet

European Red lists

  • European Red List of Freshwater Fishes
  • European Red List of Non-marine Molluscs
  • European Red List of Vascular Plants
  • European Red List of Butterflies
  • European Red List of Dragonflies
  • European Red List of Beetles
  • European Red List of Amphibians
  • European Red List of Reptiles
  • European Red List of Mammals

Eurobarometers

  • Eurobarometer 2010 Survey - Attitudes of Europeans towards the issue of biodiversity
  • Eurobarometer 2007 Survey- Attitudes of Europeans towards the issue of biodiversity

Publications on Nature Directives and Natura 2000

General

  • Investing in Natura 2000: for nature, for people brochure
  • The Natura 2000 Viewer leaflet
  • Health check for habitats and species in the EU brochure and leaflet
  • Natura 2000 – Europe’s nature for you brochure
  • Natura 2000 – Conservation in partnership brochure
  • Natura 2000 factsheet

Biogeographical regions

  • Natura 2000 in the Alpine Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Atlantic Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Black Sea Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Boreal Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Continental Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Macaronesian Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Mediterranean Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Pannonian Region brochure
  • Natura 2000 in the Steppic Region brochure

EC Guidance Documents

  • Article 6 of the Habitats Directive- Management of Natura 2000 sites
  • Article 6.3 & 6.4 of the Habitats Directive: a methodological guidance to Appropriate Assessments
  • Article 6.4 of the Habitats Directive
  • Article 8 – financing Natura 2000 handbook
  • Articles 12 and 16 – Strict Protection of Animal species
  • Hunting provisions under the Birds Directive
  • Nature and Biodiversity cases ruling of the European Court of Justice
  • Non-energy extractive industries and Natura 2000 + Summary leaflet
  • Implementation of Nature Directive in Estuaries & coastal zones
  • Wind energy development and Natura 2000 + Summary leaflet
  • Natura 2000 in the marine Environment
  • Natura 2000 and Forests: Opportunities and Challenges
  • Sustainable tourism and Natura 2000

Printed copies of publications and posters can be ordered through the online catalogue of DG Environment publications: go to the EU Bookshop and type in the field 'Identifier' the KH code indicated for the document (usually on back cover in top right corner).

For bulk requests (eg for a major conference or trade fair) please contact: nature@ec.europa.eu

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