The following species are year-round or during the breeding season by the system automatically marked as "protected observation". 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 (regional coordinators, species specialists).