habitat

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habitat

the place where something or someone lives. In ENVIRONMENTAL LAW the focus of European Union and UK legislation affecting conduct in relation to certain habitats. The EU Habitats Directive requires the establishment of a series of high-quality Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across Europe that will make a significant contribution to conserving the habitat types and species identified in Annexes I and II of the Directive. It has been held that the Directive extends UK obligations beyond the 12-mile limit to the UK continental shelf