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Law on the Conservation of Species and Biotopes (2000)

Type of law
Date of original text

This Law regulates conservation of species and biotopes. The purposes of this Law are to ensure bio-diversity through the conservation of fauna, flora and biotopes; to govern the conservation, management and supervision of species and biotopes; to promote the preservation of populations and biotopes in accordance with economic and social preconditions, as well as cultural and historical traditions; to govern the procedures for the determination of the specially protected species and biotopes; and to ensure the performance of the necessary measures in order to maintain the number of populations of wild bird species living in the wild (birds) according to the requirements of ecology, science, culture and taking into account the requirements of economy and recreation or in order to facilitate the approximation of the population of these species to the referred-to level. This Law shall govern the matters that are related to species of plants, mushrooms and lichens, the habitats thereof, specimens of these species in all stages of the development thereof, as well as the recognisable parts of specimens of the species; animal species, the habitats thereof, individuals of these species in all stages of the development thereof, as birds eggs and nests, as well as dead specimens or the parts thereof; the specially protected biotopes; and the international trade in specimens of endangered species of wild fauna and flora.
Date of consolidation/reprint
The Latvian version of this Law is consolidated as at 21 September 2017.
Serial Imprint
Latvijas V stnesis, 121/122, 05.04.2000.; Latvijas Republikas Saeimas un Ministru Kabineta Zi ot js, 9, 04.05.2000.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Sugu un biotopu aizsardz bas likums (2000)
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