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European Union Habitats (Danes Hole, Poulnalecka Special Area of Conservation 000030) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 88 of 2016).

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These Regulations designate an area as a Special Areas of Conservation in accordance with Article 4 of European Union s Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC). The Regulations, among other things: specify in Schedule 3 natural habitat types and animal and plant species for purposes of the Directive and to introduce measures required to maintain or restore the natural habitats and the populations of species of wild fauna and flora at a favourable status; list in Schedule 4 activities that have potential to cause disturbance or damage to the natural habitat types and animal and plant species specified in Schedule 3 and that require consent; provide that contravention of the provisions of these Regulations shall constitute an offence.
Activities requiring consent of Minister include, among other things: cutting, uprooting or otherwise removing plants (consent is not required for harvesting of cultivated crops, or for grazing or mowing; introduction, or re-introduction, of plants or animals not found in the area (consent is not required for the planting of crops on established reseeded grassland or cultivated land); applying inorganic or organic fertiliser, including slurry and farmyard manure away from inland waters; certain changes in livestock grazing; felling of trees; planting of trees or multi-annual bioenergy crops.
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