This Regional Law regulates relations in the sphere of organization, protection, conservation and management of protected areas with a view of conservation of unique and typical natural complexes and objects, wild fauna and wild flora, and ecological education of the population. Land areas that are integral part of protected area s under management by state and municipal environmental institutions shall not be subject to privatization. Regional protected areas can be instituted either with or without land expropriation from landowners, landlords, land tenants and lessees. Protected areas shall be classified as regional (state nature reserves, nature monuments, dendrological parks and botanical gardens, natural parks, healthcare areas and spas) and local (healthcare areas and spas). Protected areas shall be subject to mandatory state registration.
Amended by: Regional Law No. 44-OZ amending Regional Law No. 53-OZ “On protected areas”. (2014-08-04)
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.