Species search

Access information about species in Europe, particularly species mentioned in legal texts

Predefined searches

A set of predefined functions to search the database

Names Search species by scientific name (in Latin) or by common name (popular name)
Groups Species & subspecies by Group (Invertebrates, Mammals etc.)
Legal Instruments Species protected by legal texts at European level
Taxonomic classification Taxonomic classification for species

Advanced search

A flexible search tool to build your own query

Advanced Search Search species information using more complex filtering capabilities
How to use Advanced search Help on species Advanced Search


Conservation status of habitat types and species All EU Member States are requested by the Habitats Directive to monitor species considered to be of Community interest
European Red Lists of Species The European Red List is a review of the conservation status of c.6,000 European species according to IUCN regional Red Listing guidelines
Natura 2000 data Natura 2000 is the European Union network of protected sites
Linkages of species and habitat types to MAES ecosystems The database contains associations based on butterflies, mammal, reptile and amphibian species listed in European Atlases, all species and habitats considered for reporting under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive and all bird species considered for reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive.
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