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Ministerial Joint Decree establishing conservation measures for natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora.

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This Decision consists of 20 articles. The aim of the Decision is to establish measures ensuring bio-diversity through the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora of the country, in accordance with Council Directive 92/43/EEC. Such measures are designed to maintain or restore, at favourable conservation status, habitats and species; for the implementation of the measures, the economic, social and cultural requirements as well as the regional and local characteristics are taken into account. The Greek participation to the European ecological network of special areas of conservation "Nature 2000" is stated in article 3 and the competent authority shall be the Ministry of Environment and Public Works General Directorate for the Environment. For a better implementation of the present Decision, an ad hoc committee is established in article 5, the "Nature 2000" Committee. In article 4, a national list of sites is established; it shall be composed of sites hosting the natural habitat types referred to in Annex I and habitats of the species listed out in Annex II. Article 6 deals with special conservation areas. Extensive measures for the protection of species, habitats and landscape are set forth in articles 11 to 15. Miscellaneous provisions are set in articles 16 to 20.
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Entry into force notes
The Decision enters into force on the date of publication in the Official Gazette.
Serial Imprint
Efimeris tis Kyverniseos No. 1289, Part II, 28 December 1998, pp. 15203-15249.
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