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Forest Code (Law No. 332-Z).

Country/Territory
Belarus
Document type
Legislation
Date
2015
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Forestry
Keyword
Framework law Forest management/forest conservation Sustainable use Public forest Afforestation/reforestation Protection forest Recreational forest Forestry protection measures Ecosystem preservation
Geographical area
CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia
Entry into force notes
This Law enters into force a year after the date of its official publication.
Abstract

This Law establishes that Forest Fund (public forest) shall include forests growing on land of forest fund and land of other categories, and also forested land, unforested land within the boundaries of Forest Fund, and land of other categories allotted for forest management. Forests shall be exclusive property of the state. Forest products procured and collected in accordance with the modalities envisaged by acting legislation shall be property of the persons who procured and collected it. Any transaction violating (restricting) the right of ownership of the Republic of Belarus related to forests shall be prohibited. Basic principles of management, protection and reforestation shall be as follows: (a) rational (sustainable) use of forest resources; (b) conservation and strengthening of protection and recreational forests; (c) forest ecosystem conservation; (d) priority of reforestation over forest management practices; (e) payment for forest uses, except for cases envisaged by this Law and other legislative acts; and (f) free access and free stay of citizens in forest.

Full text
Russian
Website
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References - Legislation

Repeals

Forest Code (Law No. 420-Z).

Legislation | Belarus | 2000 (2005)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Forest management/forest conservation, Forest service/forest officers, Timber extraction/logging, Non-timber products, Ecosystem preservation, National parks, Cultural heritage, Protected area, Biodiversity, Hunting/capture, Tourism

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree No. 907 of the Council of Ministers implementing Forest Code (Law No. 332-Z).

Legislation | Belarus | 2016

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Public forest, Sustainable use, Timber, Timber extraction/logging, Forest species, Authorization/permit, Non-timber products, Inventory, Business/industry/corporations, Monitoring, Data collection/reporting, Access-to-information, Registration

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 8 “On collection of wild growing berries.”

Legislation | Belarus | 2019

Keyword: Fruits/edible nuts, Forest management/forest conservation, Public forest, Non-timber products

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Law No. 293-Z amending Forest Code.

Legislation | Belarus | 2023

Keyword: Forest management/forest conservation, Public forest, Timber, Timber extraction/logging, Authorization/permit, Planting material/seeds, Forest fires, Pests/diseases, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX