National Nature Conservation Legislation
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan
INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS OF LATVIA
In 1992 in Rio-de-Janeiro Latvia has signed Convention on Biological Diversity and has joined up it in 1995 by passing Law on 1992 June 5 Rio-de-Janeiro Convention on Biological Diversity. According to Convention’s paragraph No 6 the main obligations of the member states are:
In 1995 European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy was accepted in Sofia in conference of European Environmental protection ministers. It provides the economical branches must work out and introduce the action programms of biological and landscape diversity conservation and sustainable use of resources.
In 1997 Biodiversity Strategy was ratified by European Union pointing the requests of Convention of Biological Diversity must be included in branch policy. The items of this strategy are compulsory also for Latvia as it has bound itself to submit its legislation and policy with European Union according to European agreement.
LATVIAN NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY STRATEGY
The working out of the National Biodiversity Startegy and Action Plan has been finished and it will be accepted by the Parliament in 2000. The National Biodiversity Strategy is based on a long-term environmental strategy established by the National Environmental Policy Plan (http://www.vdc.lv/NEPP/lot.htm).The National Biodiversity Strategy defines specific long-term goals for conservation of biodiversity. The Action Plan specifies necessary actions, along with time frames, responsible institutions and financing for implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy.
The goals of Strategy of Biological Diversity are:
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