Is there an online database that compiles the European laws/conventions by which a species is protected?

Hello!
I was wondering if anyone knows about a good database/platform in which I can check if a given species is protected by X, Y and Z laws/decrees/conventions?
In other words, somewhere where I can browse by species and check which legal instruments are affecting it.

I was mainly interested in European species, but all answers are welcome!

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I’d also love to know the answer! Navigating the different texts with their annexes referring to each other can get a little confusing (especially when looking at both national and european/international level).

I was looking for the opposite (a comprehensive list of invasive species with exact reference to the legal instrument) and couldn’t find one.

Worst-case scenario, if there isn’t one, I’d be very interested in actually making one, especially if there’s interest from others.

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There’s an API here (it might not give you everything you want, but it’s a partial solution?): https://api.speciesplus.net/

It will return:

  • CITES listings
    CITES Appendix listings and reservations, both current and historic.
  • CITES quotas
    Both current and historic.
  • CITES suspensions
    Both current and historic.
  • EU annexes
    Both current and historic.
  • EU suspensions
    Both current and historic.
  • EU opinions
    Both current and historic
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It doesn’t seem to me like there’s a database that lists all the national-level legal protections though. One could probably make it though by aggregating all the isolated per-country lists that are out there e.g. here’s the one for Scotland https://www.nature.scot/doc/table-all-scotlands-protected-species

There is a table on the JNCC website that shows all the protection given to British or maybe UK species.

Hello joaolemoslima,

Here is a link for animal welfare legislation at European level that could be a first step in the right direction for you. Hope it helps.

https://www.globalanimallaw.org/database/europe.html