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Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 (S.I. No. 490 of 2010).

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These Regulations consolidate the Conservation (Natural Habitats, c.) Regulations 1994. They make provision for the selection, designation, registration and notification of sites to be protected under the Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora. They make provision in respect of European sites for: (a) control of damaging operations; (b) special nature conservation orders and restoration orders; (c) byelaws; and (d) compulsory purchase. They apply also to the protection of European marine sites.
The Regulations further provide for, among other things: protection of species, additional protection of habitats and wild animals and plants and assessment of plans and projects having a potential effect on European sites.
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These Regulations extend to England and Wales (including the adjacent territorial sea). They also extend to Scotland (including the adjacent territorial sea) to a limited degree.
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