Protection of birds in buildings


Did you know that promoters of interventions in buildings need to check for the presence of protected bird species?

The presence of protected birds in buildings is regulated by Legislative Decree 2/2008, of 15 April, approving the revised text of the Animal Protection Act, by Law 42/2007, of 13 December , of natural heritage and biodiversity and by article 334 of the Penal Code.

This text indicates that no intervention can be carried out that could affect or destroy any nesting site or refuge (nests and shelters are also protected outside the breeding season and even if not occupied). In the event that it is necessary to do so, it will be necessary to request an exceptional authorization from the Territorial Services of the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Generalitat de Catalunya before initiating any action through the following link:

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For more information you can consult the manual Architecture and urban fauna.