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Law on environmental protection (Serbia)


The Law on Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (2004) prohibits the destruction of wild flora and fauna (Art. 27). In the law is stated that certain types of wild plants and animals can be collected and put into traffic only with a permit issued by the competent ministry, and “...after obtaining the opinion of the organization responsible for nature protection” (Art. 27). The permit is issued to a legal entity, which is obligated to pay fee, whose amount is determined by special Act of putting under control the use and trade of wild flora and fauna. Funds generated from these fees are used specifically for the protection and improvement of the environment (Art. 27).

Article 28 of this Law regulates the trade of endangered and protected species of wild flora and fauna. Import and export of endangered and protected species can be carried out under condition that there is no ban on trade, and that exported quantity will not endanger the survival of the species. Import and export are done on the basis of the permits issued by the ministry in charge for the environment.

Full reference
Law on environmental protection, Official gazzete of the Republic of Serbia No. 135/04, 36/09, 36/09 - other law, and 72/09 - other law, Belgrade

Year 2004
Policy area Forestry, Biodiversity and endangered species policies
Affected activity Marketing/trade, Harvesting/Production
Affected actors Picker/harvester/hunter, Processor, Retailer, Wholesaler
Products All NWFP
Subject NWFP, Nature conservation
Promoter/initiator Public
Zone South East Europe
Countries Serbia
Regions (NUTS 2) Šumadija and Western Serbia
Focus on NWFP Direct
Document category Law
Instrument type Regulatory
Legal status Binding
Geographical scope National
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