What is a habitat?
Habitat. Part of the aquatic or terrestrial environment having a particular set of ecological characteristics, both abiotic and biotic, which condition the organisms that live and reproduce there.
Habitats of Community Interest. Habitats that are outstanding for their uniqueness, rarity or being endangered. Habitats of Community interest are included in Annex I 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 habitats 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.