All designations are regulated by the 1996. Nature Conservation Law (LIII.). National protection becomes effective by the minister’s decree, whereas local governments can designate protected areas of local importance. These decrees must be annexed with the management plan of the protected area.
Designations can be initiated by anyone, but the documentation has to be elaborated by a national park directorate or the local government. In case of local level protection, the particular national park directorate declares whether the given area is on the tentative list of protected areas. During the preparation phase of designations the below tasks are to be completed:
- Surveying the natural assets of the area;
- Definition of the area, collecting land register records;
- Elaboration of nature conservation management plan
- Organizing negotiations with all stakeholders, but primarily with land owners and those ones managing the area;
- Elaboration of all documents necessary, such as recommendation and application, management plan, official minutes of negotiations, stakeholders’ letters of understanding;
After the preparation phase, the national park directorate (or the notary in case of local level protection) officially proposes the designation. If an area becomes protected or strictly protected, this fact has to be acknowledged in the land register.
Utolsó módosítás: 2014. február 18., 12:02