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Forest and Nature Conservation Act of Bhutan, 1995.

Country/Territory
Bhutan
Document type
Legislation
Date
1995
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Long title
An Act to provide for the protection and sustainable use of forests, wildlife and related natural resources of Bhutan for the benefit of present and future generations.
Subject
Forestry, Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Basic legislation Institution Policy/planning Public forest Private forest Protected area Timber extraction/logging Offences/penalties Authorization/permit Community management Wild flora Protection of species
Geographical area
Asia, Landlocked Developing Nations, Least Developed Countries, Southern Asia
Abstract

The Act provides for the regulation of use of public and private forests and the protection of forests, wild animals and plants, and the conservation of soil and water resources. The 46 sections are divided into 9 Chapters: Preliminary (I); Forest management (II); Government Reserved Forests (III); Social and Community Forestry (IV); Transport and Trade of Forest Produce (V); Protected Areas (VI); Conservation of Wildlife (VII); Soil and Water Conservation Matters (VIII); Enforcement and Penalti

Full text
English
Website
www.moa.gov.bt

References - Legislation

Repeals

Bhutan Forest Act of 1969.

Legislation | Bhutan | 1969 | Repealed

Keyword: Basic legislation, Protection forest, Forest management/forest conservation, Timber extraction/logging, Traditional rights/customary rights, Concession, Offences/penalties

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Forest and nature conservation Rules of Bhutan, 2006.

Legislation | Bhutan | 2006

Keyword: Fishery management and conservation, Fishing gear/fishing method, Institution, Policy/planning, Public forest, Private forest, Protected area, Timber extraction/logging, Offences/penalties, Authorization/permit, Community management, Wild flora, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX