November 2017

Habitats Directive

The EC Habitats Directive (Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) establishes the requirement for an assessment of potential impacts upon Natura 2000 sites in Article 6(3). The Habitats Directive was implemented in Northern Ireland by the Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 (as amended).

Following consultation exercises in April 2014, October 2014, April 2017 and August 2017 the Department has finalised the reports to inform an appropriate assessment on the following Natura 2000 sites.