Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970
OČUVANjE DIVLjE FAUNE I FLORE U PROPISIMA EVROPSKE UNIJE
Todić Dragoljub (Институт за међународну политику и привреду), firstname.lastname@example.org
Firstly, the author highlights the importance of the biodiversity conservation (and of wild fauna and flora) in the context of the assessment of the causes and vulnerabilities of biodiversity on the earth. In addition, it is emphasized the inseparability of the conditions of life on earth from providing the appropriate measures for the conservation and sustainable management of wild flora and fauna. The general framework of European Union (EU) policy in this area is further pointed out, based on consideration of the provisions of relevant policy documents of the organization. In a separate part of the paper an overview is given of international global and regional treaties where the EU has a status of the member (Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, Convention on Biological Diversity, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Convention on International Trade in Endangered species of Wild Fauna and Flora, etc). The second section presents the most important secondary EU legislation related to the conservation of wild fauna and flora (Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora, Directive 2009/147/EC on the conservation of wild birds, Council Regulation No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein and Council Directive 1999/22/EC relating to the keeping of wild animals in zoos). Then the paper points out the importance of using appropriate measures to protect biodiversity in the Republic of Serbia, and provides estimates of the level of compliance of national legislation with EU regulations.
Keywords: wild fauna and flora, biodiversity, migratory species, habitat conservation, trade of wild flora and fauna, the environment, international treaties, secondary legislation of the EU, Serbia