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Birds Directive


  1. National lists of species in danger of extinction or particularly endangered species, taking into account their geographical distribution.
  2. Listing and ecological description of areas particularly important to migratory species on their migratory routes and as wintering and nesting grounds.
  3. Listing of data on the population levels of migratory species as shown by ringing.
  4. Assessing the influence of methods of taking wild birds on population levels.
  5. Developing or refining ecological methods for preventing the type of damage caused by birds.
  6. Determining the role of certain species as indicators of pollution.
  7. Studying the adverse effect of chemical pollution on population levels of bird species.