Factsheet: Decree on biodiversity protection

Decree on biodiversity protection

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree-Law No. 140/99 on biodiversity protection
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Decreto-Lei n.º 140/99
Description: 
This Decree-Law approves Council Directive No. 79/409/CEE on protected birds species, amended by: Commission Directive No. 91/244/CEE, Council Directive No. 94/24/CE and Commission Directive No. 97/49/CE. The aim of this Decree-Law is the preservation of the national biodiversity, through the protection of wildlife natural habitats and local biodiversity. It consists of 27 articles and 6 annexes establishing prohibited activity to be performed within protected areas. Illegal activity will be punished and sanctions are prescribed for offenders. Annexes list flora and fauna protected species.
Goal/Aim: 
Protect biodiversity.
Responsible Authority: 
Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente - Portuguese Environmental Agency

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1999
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013