Article 12 Reporting Breeding Distributions and Ranges
The Birds Directive (Directive 2009/147/EC) came into force in Ireland in 1981. Article 12 of this directive requires Member States to report on the implementation of national provisions taken under this Directive including specific reporting on status and trends of bird species.
The GIS resources available for download here relate to grid distribution and range mapping for breeding populations only. These should be used in conjunction wiht the individual species reports available for viewing from the Eionet website :http://bd.eionet.europa.eu/article12/
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