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Nature Conservation Act.

Country/Territory
Poland
Document type
Legislation
Date
2004
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Basic legislation Protected area Management/conservation Wild fauna Wild flora Wildlife products Offences/penalties
Geographical area
Eastern Europe, Europe, EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA, European Union Countries
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 May 2005.
Abstract

The aim of nature conservation is: (1) maintenance of ecological processes and ecosystem stability; (2) preservation of biological diversity; (3) preservation of geological and paleontological heritage; (4) ensuring the continued existence of species of plants, animals and mushroom, including their habitats; (5) protection of landscape, the greenery in towns and villages, and trees; (6) maintenance of the proper state of conservation of natural habitats, as well as the other resources, formations and natural ingredients; (7) development of proper attitudes towards human nature through education, information and promotions in the field of nature conservation. The present Act is composed of 13 Sections: General provisions (sect. 1); Nature conservation forms (sect. 2); Botanical gardens, zoological gardens and animal rehabilitation centres (sect. 3); Conservation of greenery areas and wooded areas (sect. 4); Nature conservation organs (sect. 5); Nature conservation service (sect. 6); Fighting against crimes and offences on protected areas (sect. 7); Carrying out nature conservation (sect. 8); Management of resources and nature elements (sect. 9); Legal results of the conservation (sect. 10); Criminal provisions (sect. 11); Changes in valid provisions (sect. 12); Transitional, adapting and final provisions (sect. 13). The Act specifies the aims, principles and forms of conservation of living and non-living nature and landscape. The nature conservation is defined as the sustainable use and restoration of natural resources: wild plants, animals and mushrooms; plants, animals and mushrooms included in species conservation; nomadic animals; nature homes; rare and protected species of plants, animals and mushrooms; formations of living and non-living nature, and digging remains of plants and animals; landscape; greenery in cities and villages; wooded areas.

Full text
Polish
Website
isip.sejm.gov.pl

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | 1992

Keyword: Protection of species, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | 1979

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 1999/22/EC relating to the keeping of wild animals in zoos.

Legislation | 1999

Keyword: Keeping of live animals, Biodiversity, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2008/56/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for community action in the field of marine environmental policy (Marine Strategy Framework Directive).

Legislation | 2008

Keyword: Marine pollution, Pollution control, Marine area, Transboundary effects, Monitoring, Framework law, Management/conservation, Biodiversity, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Regulation on types and conditions of use of agents which can be used on public roads, streets and squares.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on protection of species of animals.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Wild fauna, Birds, Protected area, Hunting/capture, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on species of animals dangerous to human life and health.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Wild fauna, Keeping of live animals, Marking/identification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing the list of alien species of plants and animals which may endanger indigenous species or natural habitats.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Alien species, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on species protection of plants.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Wild flora, Protected area, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending Regulation establishing areas of special protection of birds.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on preparing a draft of protection plan for Natura 2000 area.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

Keyword: Protected area, Zoning, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on preparing a draft plan of protection tasks for Natura 2000 area.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

Keyword: Protected area, Zoning, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending Regulation on preparing a draft plan of protection tasks for Natura 2000 area.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Protected area, Zoning, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending Regulation on preparing a draft of protection plan for Natura 2000 area.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Protected area, Zoning, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on natural habitats and species of Community interest, and criteria for selection of areas eligible for recognition or designation as the areas of Natura 2000.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing areas of special protection of birds.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on detailed methods and forms of submitting information on nature compensation.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

Keyword: Liability/compensation, Management/conservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on ringing of birds.

Legislation | Poland | 2006

Keyword: Birds, Marking/identification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on protected species of wild plants.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Wild flora, Protected area, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on protected species of wild animals.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Wild fauna, Birds, Protected area, Hunting/capture, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation establishing areas of special protection of birds Nature 2000.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on protected species of wild mushrooms.

Legislation | Poland | 2004

Keyword: Wildlife products, Collecting/harvesting, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on kinds, types and subtypes of nature reserves.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: Protected area, Ecosystem preservation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on national parks or some of their zones where the entrance is paid.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: National parks, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on working out a project of a protection plan for national park, nature reserve and landscape park, making changes in the plan, and protection of resources, formations and elements of the nature.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: National parks, Policy/planning, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on species or groups of species of animals particularly dangerous for human life and health.

Legislation | Poland | 2005

Keyword: Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Wild fauna

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the protection animal species.

Legislation | Poland | 2014

Keyword: Wild fauna, Birds, Protected area, Hunting/capture, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on species protection of plants.

Legislation | Poland | 2014

Keyword: Wild flora, Protected area, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on species protection of mushrooms.

Legislation | Poland | 2014

Keyword: Wildlife products, Collecting/harvesting, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending the Regulation on natural habitats and species of Community interest, and criteria for selection of areas eligible for recognition or designation as the areas of Natura 2000.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on on the central registry of forms of nature protection.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Management/conservation, Protected area, Access-to-information, Data collection/reporting, National parks, Protection of habitats

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending the Regulation on natural habitats and species of Community interest, and criteria for selection of areas eligible for recognition or designation as the areas of Natura 2000.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on national parks or their certain zones where the entrance is paid.

Legislation | Poland | 2013

Keyword: National parks, Zoning, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the criteria for recognition of living and and non-living nature formations as natural monuments.

Legislation | Poland | 2017

Keyword: Biodiversity, Wild flora, Plant variety, Protection of habitats, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the assessment of damages caused by certain species of protected animals.

Legislation | Poland | 2018

Keyword: Wild fauna, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Protection of species, Liability/compensation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation on the protection animal species.

Legislation | Poland | 2016

Keyword: Wild fauna, Birds, Protected area, Hunting/capture, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Regulation amending Regulation establishing areas of special protection of birds.

Legislation | Poland | 2018

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Zoning, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act amending Nature Conservation Act and certain other acts.

Legislation | Poland | 2011

Keyword: National parks, Ecosystem preservation, Protected area

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending Forest Act and Nature Conservation Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2010

Keyword: Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings, Authorization/permit, Environmental planning, Community management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Nature Conservation Act and some other acts.

Legislation | Poland | 2008

Keyword: Birds, Protected area, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Ecosystem preservation, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act amending the Nature Conservation Act.

Legislation | Poland | 2012

Keyword: Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Hunting/capture, Ecosystem preservation, Birds, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX