Birds Directive 2009/147/EC—snapshot
Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado
Birds Directive 2009/147/EC—snapshot

The following Environment guidance note Produced in partnership with Laura Bolado provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Birds Directive 2009/147/EC—snapshot
  • Brexit impact
  • Key requirements
  • Objective and scope
  • Preservation, maintenance and re-establishment of biotopes and habitats
  • Special conservation measures and protected areas
  • General protection system
  • Sale, transport for sale, keeping for sale and offering for sale of live or dead birds covered by Article 1
  • Hunting
  • Hunting, large-scale or non-selective capture or killing of birds
  • more

Title Directive 2009/147/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds (codified version)
*Latest consolidated version: 1 July 2013
Entry into Force 15/02/2010
Transposition Deadline N/A— as this directive replaces the first Birds Directive 79/409/EEC by codifying all the amendments made to it through the years and these amendments had their own transposition deadlines
Repeals Birds Directive 79/409/EEC
Amendments Council Directive 2013/17/EU of 13 May 2013 adapting certain directives in the field of environment, by reason of the accession of the Republic of Croatia
Implementing legislation in England and Wales No implementation is required per se. See: Implementation in England and Wales section
Subject Wild birds, conservation, protection of species and habitats

A large number of species of wild birds which occur naturally in the EU territory are in decline. To reverse this trend, the EU introduced a general system prohibiting practices (killing