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Identifier DesignationType
Short name DesignationType
Dataset DesignationTypes
Reference URL http://dd.eionet.europa.eu/datasets/latest/DesignationTypes/tables/DesignationType
Name Designation Type
Short Description National designation types of designated areas and the legislative instruments, which directly or indirectly create the designated areas (~protected areas).
Definition An inventory of the legal or other effective means used by countries to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.

The Designation types registry of nationally designated areas holds information about designation types and the national legislative instruments, which directly or indirectly create protected designated areas in Europe.

A designation type may have a statutory status, provide information about the purpose of the protected areas, conservation objectives and the related restrictions of use or management measures.

The Designation types registry is used for validation when reporting to the Natura 2000, the Emerald, and the Nationally designation areas (CDDA) data flows.
Methodology for obtaining data The designation types are classified according to three categories:

Category A: Designation types used with the intention to protect fauna, flora, habitats and landscapes (the latter as far as relevant for fauna, flora and for habitat protection);

Category B: Statutes under sectorial, particularly forestry, legislative and administrative acts providing an adequate protection relevant for fauna, flora and habitat conservation;

Category C: Private statute providing durable protection for fauna, flora or habitats.

The national designation type are maintained by the countries. The complete list of designation types should be verified and corrected yearly or when appropriate, according to the actual situation in the country.

The national designation type code consists of:
- two-letter country or region code
- two numerical values starting with '00', indicating "No protection status", and ending with '99', indicating "Others".

Elements

Element name Datatype Element type
Country code (cddaCountryCode) C reference Vocabulary
Region code (cddaRegionCode) C reference Vocabulary
* Designation type code (designationTypeCode)  (PK) string Quantitative
* Designation type category (designationTypeCategory) reference Vocabulary
* Designation type name (designationTypeName) string Quantitative
* Designation type name in English (designationTypeNameEnglish) string Quantitative
* Creating sites (creatingSites) boolean Fixed values
Legal reference name (legalReferenceName) string Quantitative
Legal reference publication date (legalReferencePublicationDate) string Quantitative
Legal reference link (legalReferenceLink) string Quantitative
Legal reference level (legalReferenceLevel) string Fixed values +
Legal reference official journal identification (legalReferenceOfficialJournalIdentification) string Quantitative
Competent authority organisation name (competentAuthorityOrganisationName) string Quantitative
Competent authority website (competentAuthorityWebsite) string Quantitative
Remark (remark) string Quantitative
Remark source (remarkSource) string Quantitative
* Designation period begin (designationPeriodBegin) integer Quantitative
Designation period end (designationPeriodEnd) integer Quantitative
Creation time (creationTime) dateTime Quantitative
(an asterisk in front of element name indicates that the element is mandatory in this table)
(the C sign marks a common element)
(the + sign right after the "Fixed values" link marks an element that can have multiple values)