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Law No. LIII of 1996 on Nature Conservation.

Country/Territory
Hungary
Document type
Legislation
Date
1996 (2023)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Management/conservation Protected area Policy/planning Institution Access-to-information Offences/penalties Ecosystem preservation Biodiversity Protection of species
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
The last consolidated version of the Act entered into force on 13 June 2023.
Abstract

This Act consists of 6 sections: general provisions; general protection of natural resources; declaration of protected areas; flora and fauna; planning and organization of nature protection; ownership and economic aspects of nature protection; administrative procedures; offences and penalties. This Act must be applied to all the natural values and areas, landscapes, all teh activities related to them, and to duties of nature protection arising from international agreements and cooperations. The Act No. LIII of 1995 the on general rules of environmental protection mustt apply to issues not rugulated by this Act.

Full text
Hungarian
Website
njt.hu

References - Legislation

Amends

Act LV of 1994 on Arable Land.

Legislation | Hungary | 1994 (2013)

Keyword: Agricultural land, Land tenure, Land reform, Subdivision of land, Foreign land tenure, Right of use, Lease, Ownership, Land valuation, Use restrictions, Urban land, Agricultural development, Authorization/permit, Soil conservation/soil improvement, Classification/declassification, Soil pollution/quality, Smallholders/peasants, Offences/penalties, Size

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Decree No. 8 of 1998 of the Government on detailed rules of protection, keeping, exhibition and utilization of protected animals.

Legislation | Hungary | 1998

Keyword: Keeping of live animals, Animal welfare, Marking/identification, Authorization/permit, Protection of species, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 211 of 1997 of the Government on the General Inspectorate of Environmental and Nature Protection, and on the duties and competencies of regional inspectorates and of national park authorities.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997 (2002)

Keyword: Protected area, National parks, Institution

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 30 of 2001 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection regarding the rules of preparation, the originator and the content of management plans of nature protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 2001

Keyword: Management/conservation, Policy/planning, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Joint Decree No. 2 of 2002 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the rules regarding sensitive natural areas.

Legislation | Hungary | 2002 (2013)

Keyword: Protected area, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Biodiversity, Subsidy/incentive, Agricultural development, Use restrictions

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 31 of 1997 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Country Planning on the establishment of the Balaton Highlands National Park.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997

Keyword: National parks, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 1 of 2002 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on the enlargement of the Balaton Highlands National Park.

Legislation | Hungary | 2002

Keyword: National parks, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Governmental Decree No. 166 of 1999 on authorization proceedings falling under the competence of landscape protection technical authority.

Legislation | Hungary | 1999

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 67 of 1998 (IV. 3.) Korm. of the Government on the restrictions and prohibitions regarding protected and highly protected ecosystems.

Legislation | Hungary | 1998 (2009)

Keyword: Biodiversity, Ecosystem preservation, Wild flora, Monitoring

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 36 of 1997 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on the territory of competence of environmental protection inspectorates and national park authorities.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997 (2002)

Keyword: Institution, Protected area, National parks

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 13 of 1997 of the Ministry of Environmental Protection on the register of protected natural areas and values.

Legislation | Hungary | 1997

Keyword: Registration, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 91 of 2007 (IV. 26.) of the Government concerning the evaluation of damages caused to nature and providing rules of restoration.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2013)

Keyword: Management/conservation, Monitoring, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Protection of species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 10 of 2012 (II. 21.) of the Ministry of Rural Development on the enlargement of the area of the “Körös-Maros” National Park.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, National parks, Protection of habitats, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 275 of 2004 (X. 8.) of the Government on nature conservation areas of European Community importance.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2013)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protected area, Protection of habitats, EIA, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 8 of 2012 (II. 21.) of the Ministry of Rural Development on the enlargement of the area of the “Fertő-Hanság” National Park.

Legislation | Hungary | 2012

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, National parks, Protection of habitats, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 1 of 1999 (I.18.) of the Ministry of Environment on the enlargement of the area of the “Fertő-Hanság” National Park.

Legislation | Hungary | 1999 (2008)

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, National parks, Protection of habitats, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 14 of 2010 (V. 11.) of the Ministry of Environment and Water Management on parcels of land interested by nature conservation areas of European Community importance.

Legislation | Hungary | 2010 (2012)

Keyword: Protected area, Data collection/reporting, Ecosystem preservation, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 4 of 1999 (V. 5.) KöM of the Ministry of Environment on the enlargement of the area of the “Körös-Maros” National Park.

Legislation | Hungary | 1999

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, National parks, Protected area, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 348 of 2006 (XII. 23.) Korm. of the Government on detailed rules of protection, keeping, exhibition and utilization of protected animal species.

Legislation | Hungary | 2006 (2013)

Keyword: Keeping of live animals, Animal welfare, Marking/identification, Authorization/permit, Protection of species, Trade in species, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 90 of 2009 (IV.26.) of the Government laying down rules of prevention and remedy of environmental damage.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2014)

Keyword: Early warning system, Groundwater, Pollution control, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Surface water, Classification/declassification, Freshwater pollution, Inland waters, Risk assessment/management, Wetlands, National parks, Protection of species, Wild fauna, Wild flora

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 276 of 2004 (X. 8.) Korm. of the Government laying down detailed rules with regard to certain subsidies for nature conservation and to the compensation for damages.

Legislation | Hungary | 2004 (2014)

Keyword: Farming, Agricultural land, Liability/compensation, Use restrictions, Agricultural development, Subsidy/incentive, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 481 of 2013 (XII.17.) Korm. of the Government on the appointment of public administrative bodies of environmental, nature and water protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013 (2014)

Keyword: Governance, National parks, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 71 of 2015 (III.30.) Korm. of the Government on the appointment of public administrative authorities of environmental and nature protection.

Legislation | Hungary | 2015

Keyword: Governance, National parks, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 269 of 2007 (X. 18.) Korm. of the Government concerning the rules of land use for the maintenance of Natura 2000 grass lands.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2015)

Keyword: Land-use planning, Protected area, Use restrictions, Alien species, Ecosystem preservation, Grazing, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Pastoralism

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 292 of 2008 (XII. 10.) Korm. of the Government lazing down certain rules of implementation of international and European law regarding international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora.

Legislation | Hungary | 2008 (2015)

Keyword: International trade, Authorization/permit, Plant protection, Endangered species, Wildlife products, Protection of species, Trade in species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act No. CXXIII of 2007 on expropriation.

Legislation | Hungary | 2007 (2023)

Keyword: Contract/agreement, Expropriation, Land tenure, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Liability/compensation, Ownership, Transfer

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. XLII of 2000 on navigation.

Legislation | Hungary | 2000 (2015)

Keyword: Navigation, Harbour, Classification/declassification, Registration, Freshwater resources management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. CCXII of 2013 laying down certain provisions and transition rules in connection with Act No CXXII of 2013 concerning agricultural and forestry land trade.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013 (2014)

Keyword: Agricultural land, Land tenure, Lease, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Ownership, Private land, Property rights, Public land, Right of use, Servitude, Transfer, Contract/agreement, Common property, Authorization/permit, Cadastre/land registration, Land commission, Smallholders/peasants, Size, Cooperative/producer organization

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. CII of 2013 concerning fisheries and the protection of fish.

Legislation | Hungary | 2013 (2023)

Keyword: Basic legislation, Inland fisheries, Fishery management and conservation, Aquaculture, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX