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Federal Nature Conservation Act.

Country/Territory
Germany
Document type
Legislation
Date
2009
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
Act on protection of nature and preservation of landscape.
Subject
Environment gen., Water, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Environmental planning Environmental standards Freshwater resources management Sustainable use Basic legislation Protected area Biodiversity Wild flora Institution Data collection/reporting National parks Wild fauna Protection of habitats Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings Non-governmental entity Royalties/fees Enforcement/compliance Offences/penalties Community management Protection of species
Geographical area
Alps, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries, North Sea, North-East Atlantic, Western Europe
Abstract

The present Act establishes that the conservation, preservation and development of nature and landscapes, both in populated and non-populated areas, shall be such as to effectively serve the following purposes: 1) to maintain the efficiency of the balance of nature, 2) to preserve the exploitability of nature's resources, 3) to conserve fauna and flora, and 4) to safeguard the variety, particularity and beauty of nature and landscapes. The present Act consists of 74 articles divided into 11 Parts as follows: General provisions (1); Land use planning (2); General protection of nature and landscape (3); Protection, care and development of certain parts of nature and landscape (4); Protection and care of wild fauna and wild flora (5); Marine protection (6); Recreation in nature and landscape (7); Participation of recognized associations (8); Ownership (9); Administrative fines and penalties (10); Transitional provisions (11). The Act also concerns water management for nature conservation purposes.

Full text
German
Website
www.gesetze-im-internet.de; www.bgbl.de

References - Legislation

Repeals

Federal Nature Protection Act.

Legislation | Germany | 2002

Keyword: Basic legislation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Wild flora, Institution, Data collection/reporting, Non-governmental entity, National parks, Wild fauna, Protection of habitats, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Royalties/fees, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Community management, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Forest State Institute Establishment Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2005

Keyword: Institution, Forest service/forest officers, Public forest, Private forest, Afforestation/reforestation, Inspection, Monitoring, Recreational forest, Research, Forest management/forest conservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Species Protection Competence Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Wild fauna, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Institution, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hamburg Federal Nature Protection Implementation Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Protected area, Biodiversity, Wild flora, National parks, Wild fauna, Protection of habitats, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Community management, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cormorant Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Freshwater fishes, Wild fauna, Birds, Hunting/capture, Authorization/permit, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Eco-Account Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Pollution control, Liability/compensation, EIA, Environmental planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Subsidy/incentive

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Sachsen-Anhalt Nature Protection Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Wild fauna, Wild flora, Tourism, Biosphere reserves, Education, Offences/penalties, Protection of species, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Lower Saxony Species Protection Exception Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2012

Keyword: Plant variety, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Ordinance establishing the National Park „Vorpommersche Boddenlandschaft“.

Legislation | Germany | 1990

Keyword: National parks, Protected area, Wetlands, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Protection of habitats, Ecosystem preservation, Liability/compensation, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Marking/identification, Biodiversity, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Guideline on the treatment of forests in National Parks of Mecklenburg- Vorpommern.

Legislation | Germany | 2005

Keyword: National parks, Public forest, Recreational forest, Enforcement/compliance, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nature Protection Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2015

Keyword: Basic legislation, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Protection of species, Liability/compensation, Tourism, Protection of habitats, Biosphere reserves, Offences/penalties, Enforcement/compliance, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Hessen Nature Protection Implementing Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Protected area, Biodiversity, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Protection of habitats, Data collection/reporting, Policy/planning, Enforcement/compliance, Community management, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nature Protection Competence Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2013

Keyword: Protection of species, Protected area, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Biosphere reserves, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Brandenburg Nature Protection Implementation Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2013

Keyword: Protection of species, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Tourism, Protected area, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nature Protection Power Transfer Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2013

Keyword: Protection of species, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Nature Protection Fees Ordinance Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Legislation | Germany | 2011

Keyword: Royalties/fees, Authorization/permit, Tourism, Protection of habitats, Biosphere reserves, Enforcement/compliance, Protection of species, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2001

Keyword: Marine area, Marine protected areas, Maritime zone, Protected area, Enforcement/compliance, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Lower Saxony Federal Nature Protection Act Implementing Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Wild fauna, Wild flora, Biosphere reserves, Protection of habitats, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Protection of species, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Saxony Nature Protection Law.

Legislation | Germany | 2013

Keyword: Basic legislation, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Tourism, Education, Biosphere reserves, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Brandenburg Cormorants Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2013

Keyword: Inland fisheries, Freshwater fishes, Enforcement/compliance, Wild fauna, Birds, Hunting/capture, Authorization/permit

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cormorant Ordinance.

Legislation | Germany | 2010

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Authorization/permit, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Guidelines on the authorization to explore minerals with a particular view to nature protection requirements.

Legislation | Germany | 2011

Keyword: Minerals, Mining, Authorization/permit, Exploration, Inspection, EIA, Pollution control, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the prevention of and compensation for impacts on nature and landscape within the jurisdiction of the Federal Administration (Federal Compensation Regulation).

Legislation | Germany | 2020

Keyword: Pollution control, Liability/compensation, Polluter pays principle, Sustainable use, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of species, Protected area, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Biosphere reserves, Enforcement/compliance

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act on the Protection of Insect Diversity in Germany and on the Amendment of Other Provisions

Legislation | Germany | 2021

Keyword: Environmental planning, Pesticides, Protected area, Biodiversity, Wild flora, Wild fauna, Protection of habitats, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act concerning the implementation of Act implementing Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species.

Legislation | Germany | 2017

Keyword: Alien species, Authorization/permit, Inspection

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Federal Nature Protection Act.

Legislation | Germany | 2017

Keyword: Pesticides, Plant protection, Authorization/permit, Protection of habitats, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX