What is a species?
Species. Group of individuals with similar genetic, morphological and physiological traits that reproduce among themselves and have viable and fertile offspring.
Species of Community Interest. Species of flora and fauna considered to be unique, endemic, rare or endangered. The species of Community interest are included in Annex II of the Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (“Habitats Directive”). Among the species of Community interest, priority is assigned to those in danger of extinction, and for this reason the preservation of these requires a commitment from the European Union, and they are catalogued under Annex IV as those in need of strict protection.