The following species are protected by the system automatically and marked as "protected observation" at least for parts of the year or in some areas. You cannot manually remove the protection for these species in the times indicated. Observations outside these periods and observations of any other taxon, you can manually protect (and remove the protection again). Make use of it, if you are concerned that through your publication the (breeding) occurrence or area might be disturbed or threatened. Protected observations are marked by a yellow key (visible with your own observations). They are only visible to users with extended rights for a region or a species (administrators, species specialists).