All Member States are requested by the Habitats Directive (1992) to monitor habitat types and species considered to be of Community interest. Article 17 of the Directive requires that every 6 years Member States prepare reports to be sent to the European Commission on the implementation of the Directive. The Article 17 report for the period 2001-2006 for the first time includes assessments on the conservation status of the habitat types and species of Community interest
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Buy locally-produced fresh produce
either directly from the farmer or at a local fruit and vegetable market. Seasonal food is good for you and the environment. Cutting the number of kilometres your food has travelled and avoiding packaging reduces pollution and waste.
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