Designations associated with international listings

 

Reporting category Designation Description
Bern Convention Appendix 1 Special protection (`appropriate and necessary legislative and administrative measures`) for the plant taxa listed, including prohibition of deliberate picking, collecting, cutting, uprooting and, as appropriate, possession or sale.
Bern Convention Appendix 2 Special protection (`appropriate and necessary legislative and administrative measures`) for the animal taxa listed, including:

all forms of deliberate capture and keeping and deliberate killing;

the deliberate damage to or destruction of breeding or resting sites;

the deliberate disturbance of wild fauna, particularly during the period of breeding, rearing and hibernation, insofar as disturbance would be significant in relation to the objectives of this Convention;

the deliberate destruction or taking of eggs from the wild or keeping these eggs even if empty;

the possession of and internal trade in these animals, alive or dead, including stuffed animals and any readily recognisable part or derivative thereof, where this would contribute to the effectiveness of the provisions of this article. 
Bern Convention Appendix 3 Special protection through 'appropriate and necessary legislative and administrative measures', of the listed wild fauna species.
Bonn Convention Appendix 1 Endangered migratory species in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their range, and for which Range States are obliged to prohibit taking and to take protective measures to conserve. (Note that taking may be permitted in some circumstances as outlined in Article III.5.)
Bonn Convention Appendix 2 Migratory species having an unfavourable conservation status for which Range States are encouraged to conclude international agreements for their benefit.
Birds Directive Annex 1 Birds which are the subject of special conservation measures concerning their habitat in order to ensure their survival and reproduction in their area of distribution. As appropriate, Special Protection Areas to be established to assist conservation measures. Note that the contents of this annex have been updated in April 2003 following the Treaty of Accession.
Birds Directive Annex 2.1 Birds which may potentially be hunted under national legislation within the geographical land and sea area to which the Directive applies. (Note that some species are protected by the national legislation of some Member States although hunting would potentially be legal under the Directive).
Birds Directive Annex 2.2 Birds which may potentially be hunted under national legislation only within certain specified Member States. (Note that some species are protected by the national legislation of some Member States although hunting would potentially be legal under the Directive).
Habitats and species directive Annex 2 - priority species Species which are endangered, the conservation of which the Community has a particular responsibility in view of the proportion of their natural range which falls within the territory of the Community. They require the designation of special areas of conservation.
Habitats and species directive Annex 2 - non-priority species Animal and plant species of Community interest (i.e. endangered, vulnerable, rare or endemic in the European Community) whose conservation requires the designation of special areas of conservation. Note that the contents of this annex have been updated in April 2003 following the Treaty of Accession.
Habitats and species directive Annex 4 Animal and plant species of Community interest (i.e. endangered, vulnerable, rare or endemic in the European Community) in need of strict protection. They are protected from killing, disturbance or the destruction of them or their habitat. Note that the contents of this annex have been updated in April 2003 following the Treaty of Accession.
Habitats and species directive Annex 5 Animal and plant species of Community interest whose taking in the wild and exploitation may be subject to management measures
EC Cites Annex A All CITES Appendix I species.

Some CITES Appendix II and III species, for which the EU has adopted stricter domestic measures.

Some non-CITES species

EC Cites Annex B All other CITES Appendix II species not listed in Annex A

Some CITES Appendix III species

Some non-CITES species

EC Cites Annex C All other CITES Appendix III species not listed in Annex A or Annex B

EC Cites Annex D Some CITES Appendix III species for which the EU holds a reservation (CITES reservations: English, French, Spanish)
Some non-CITES species