A new decree related to non-domesticated animal species and non-cultivated plant species in France
A decree relative to non-domesticated animal species and non-cultivated plant species modifying the French environment code was published on the 5 January 2007.
This decree has two objectives:
- To implement the regulation of protected animal and plant species. Conditions for obtaining derogations for the entry of these protected species are provided.
- To regulate conditions of introduction in the natural environment of exotic species. Conditions for obtaining derogations for agricultural, piscicultural and forest purposes are also given.
Penalties have been set for intentional perturbation of non-domesticated animal species listed as protected, and for voluntary or involuntary introduction into the natural environment of animal or plant species listed as prohibited.
Species lists are being created. Following this, the decree will be put into practice.
Décret n° 2007-15 du 4 janvier 2007 relatif aux espèces animales non domestiques ainsi qu’aux espèces végétales non cultivées et modifiant le code de l’environnement.