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Designate nature conservation areas

Description

Designation of areas in which special rules and prohibitions are passed to protect nature and biodiversity from harmful influences. In addition to ‘traditional’ nature conservation areas or reserves, biotopes and species protection areas can also be designated.

Requirements

  • A properly functioning country-wide administration and monitoring system with access to the relevant information and sufficient technical and human capacities for its design, implementation and monitoring
  • Clear and coherent political strategy and targets for policy-makers and public authorities
  • Participation of all stakeholders involved, e. g. science / research, agricultural advisory services, civil society, public and private sector (incl. farmers and their interest groups)
  • Property / land register / formal land rights
  • Compensation payments

Possible Negative Effects

  • Farmers whose land is in protected areas receive no financial compensation payments
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Implementation Level
  • Competent Authority
  • National Government
Required Budget
medium ($$)
Impact Horizon
  • long
Administrative Complexity
medium
Ministries Involved
  • Agriculture, Fisheries & Forests
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Justice
Trade Impact
not distorting
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