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Pilot (b)/2008 (December, 30)

Contents (1 article, 16 pages)

Badea A. B., 2008 [Protected areas as instrument for nature protection]. AES Bioflux Pilot (b):1-16. [In Romanian]

Abstract. The paper debates the importance of the European Union (EU) legislation, such as directives, on the biodiversity protection; indeed there is a political commitment to halt biodiversity loss within the EU by 2010. We reveal the importance of the Natura 2000 network. The legal basis for the Natura 2000 network comes from the Birds Directive which dates back to 1979 and the Habitats Directive from 1991. Natura 2000 is the backbone of the EU's internal policy on biodiversity protection. The aim of the network is to assure the long-term survival of Europe's most valuable and threatened species and habitats. It is comprised of Special Areas of Conservation (SAC) designated by Member States under the Habitats Directive, and also incorporates Special Protection Areas (SPAs) which they designate under the 1979 Birds Directive. Furthermore, an important part of the paper deals with the transposition and implementation of the EU directives into the Romanian legislation, the shortcomings and the performances we obtained in this direction.

Keywords: Natura 2000, directive, legislation, biodiversity.