Maltese wall lizard - Podarcis filfolensis (Bedriaga, 1876)
|Threat status Europe||Least Concern (IUCN)|
|EU conservation status by biogeographical region||Mediterranean - Favourable|
|Protected by||EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement|
|Most preferred habitats||
|May also occur in||
|Natura 2000 species code||1237|
Threat and conservation status
IUCN Red List status of threatened species
The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.
EU conservation status
Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.
Mentioned in the following international legal instruments and agreements
|Legal text||Annex||Conditions||More information|
|Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive)||http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm|
|Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention)||http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp|
Common names and synonyms
|Fauna Europaea||Fauna Europaea|
|GBIF search||Global Biodiversity Information Facility|
|Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary|
|ITIS search||Interagency Taxonomic Information System|
|NCBI search||National Center for Biotechnology Information|
|PESI (Accepted)||Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure|
Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.
|2015-10-16||Italy||Habitat derogation 2013-2014||Habides + Habitat xml|
|2013-12-11||Malta||Habitats Directive - Article 17 Report - Malta - 2013||MT_species_reports.xml|
|2013-12-04||Italy||3rd Italian national report 2013||IT_species_reports.xml|
|2012-07-05||Malta||Habitats Derogation Report - Malta - 2009-2010||MALTA-Habides_Export-Habitats-2009&2010|
Summary of derogations for species
EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.
|Sicilia||2014-04-10||2014-12-31||20 individuals in the period 2014-2016||Capture for keeping in captivity||No evidence of a significant impact|
|Malta||2009-05-20||2009-12-31||Not applicable, since number taken depended on number encountered.||Keeping of Dead Specimens||This derogation was issued for dead specimens, the death of which is caused either naturally or accidentally. Hence, this derogation does not have a negative impact on the population. Species is widespread, and is one of the most common reptiles of the Maltese Islands.|