A protected habitat is an area comprising one or more types of natural habitats important for the conservation of one or more wildlife populations and their communities.

The aim of habitat protection is:

1) Protection of endangered and rare habitat types, ecosystems and/or autochthonous wild species at the national and/or international level
2) Ensuring the favorable status of autochthonous wild species populations
3) Facilitating the undisturbed development of some of the life stages of autochthonous wild species (spawning, mating, nesting, raising young, wintering, etc.)
4) Protection of critically endangered and vulnerable species
5) Allowing gene flow between species populations
6) Development of migratory corridors and resting places
7) Facilitating scientific research, population management and education

Works and activities that might endanger or damage one or more habitat types are prohibited.

The act on the designation of a protected habitat determines in greater detail its importance, purpose and measures of protection.
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