State Duma Accepts Law on Transforming Nature Reserve into National Park

02 Aug — 2018


State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation accepted during the third reading the corrections to the Law On Specially Protected Natural Areas and several other regulatory acts of the Russian Federation about transforming state nature reserves (or zapovedniks) into national parks to take into consideration interests of local people. On Monday, July 30, the bill was investigated by the Federation Council. The changes in the legislation will come into action after the bill is signed by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

Only four of 103 nature reserves of Russia are transformed: The Commander Islands Nature and Biosphere Reserve (Kamchatka…

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