Definition

Areas of relatively homogeneous ecological conditions with common characteristics.

Description

Bio-geographical Regions describe areas of relatively homogeneous ecological conditions with common characteristics. The INSPIRE theme Bio-geographical Regions has a strong linkage to other "biodiversity themes”. The Habitats Directive (EEC/92/43) is the most important guiding document regarding to Bio-geographical Regions, which contains a list of 'bio-geographical regions’ (Article 1.iii). These bio-geographical regions are the basis of a series of seminars evaluating the Natura 2000 network and for reporting on the conservation status of the habitats and species protected by the Directive. However, the theme was specified in a more generic way to allow for other concepts of BR (e.g. European map of natural vegetation, environmental stratification) to be shared via INSPIRE.

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    INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Bio-geographical Regions European Commission Joint Research Centre European Commission Joint Research Centre en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    This document describes the INSPIRE Data Specification for the spatial data theme Bio-geographical Regions
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    Spatial Data Services European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 11/12/2014
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    Commission Regulation (EU) No 1312/2014 of 10 December 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data services
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 10/12/2013
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1253/2013 of 21 October 2013 amending Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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    Data Specifications - - en Data Specifications 05/02/2011
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    amendment to the regulation on the interoperability of spatial data sets and services regarding code lists
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    Data Specifications European Commission European Commission en Data Specifications 08/12/2010
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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
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