Factsheet: Decree on biodiversity protection

Decree on biodiversity protection

Key Information


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
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.
Protect biodiversity.
Responsible Authority: 
Agência Portuguesa do Ambiente - Portuguese Environmental Agency


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