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This guidance relates to the Conservation of Habitats and Species (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019. This applies to England and Wales.

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First published:
1 January 2021
Last updated:


Changes to the Habitats Regulations 2017 , file type: PDF, file size: 215 KB

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The regulations ensure that domestic regulations implementing: 

  • the Habitats Directive 
  • aspects of the Wild Birds Directive (the Nature Directives)

continue to operate effectively and maintain existing protections at the end of the Transition Period (1 January 2021).