This Regional Law regulates relations in the sphere of organization, protection and management of protected areas with a view of conservation of unique and typical natural ecosystems and objects, particular natural formations, objects of wild fauna and wild flora and genetic resources thereof, study of natural processes in the biosphere and control over change of its state, and also for ecological education. Protected areas shall be classified as follows: (a) state nature reserves, including biosphere reserves; (b) national parks; (c) state nature reserves; (d) nature monuments; (e) dendrological parks and botanical gardens; and (f) healthcare and recreational areas and spas. Regional and local government can establish also other categories of protected areas. All the protected areas shall be taken in consideration in the process of elaboration of land-use planning schemes.
Amended by: Regional Law No. 48-RZ amending Regional Law No. 8-RZ "On protected areas". (2015-10-06)
Authors and Publishers
Vsevolod Gnetii (CONSLEGB)
Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new ROMANOV Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia.