Regulations and documents

Croatian regulations and documents governing the issue of wolf protection

Croatian regulations and documents governing the issue of wolf protection are:

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Strategic documents

The Strategy and Action Plan for the Protection of Biological and Landscape Diversity of the Republic of Croatia (NSAP) is the fundamental nature protection document that stipulates the long-term objectives and guidelines of protecting the biological and landscape diversity and protected natural values, and the manner of their implementation.

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Nature Protection Act

Since the adoption of the Wolf Management Plan in 2005, a new Nature Protection Act (hereinafter: the Act) was adopted in May 2005, while amendments to the Act were passed in December 2008 and June 2013.

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Regulation on the proclamation of the ecological network

The Ecological Network of the Republic of Croatia was established in 2007.

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Ordinance on the proclamation of protected and strictly protected wild taxa

One of the implementing acts adopted pursuant to the Act is the Ordinance on the proclamation of protected and strictly protected wild taxa (OG 7/06 and 99/09), pursuant to which the wolf (Canis lupus) is a strictly protected species in the Republic of Croatia.

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Ordinance on the level of compensation for damages caused by prohibited activities on protected animal taxa

The Ordinance on the level of compensation for damages caused by prohibited activities on protected animal taxa (OG 84/96 and 79/02) ...

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Ordinance on wild animal crossings

The Ordinance on wild animal crossings was adopted in January 2007 and laid down the measures of protection, determines obliged parties and the manner of maintaining wild animal crossings over public roads, other routes or structures that pass over known migration paths of wild animals. Crossings allow for animals to cross the road safely.

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Ordinance on crossborder trade and trade in protected species

The Ordinance on crossborder trade and trade in protected species governs the procedures and conditions for the issuance of authorisation for the entry, exit, import or export of wild taxa, the manner of marking live animals and consignments, manner of conducting supervision and keeping records, and conditions of trade and breeding.

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International agreements and EU regulations governing wolf protection issues

Croatia has transported the provisions of the European Union regulations governing the protection of wild habitats and their habitats into its national legislation.

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Convention on Biological Diversity

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is a globally accepted, fundamental document for the protection of biological diversity that establishes the conservation of biodiversity as a fundamental international principle in nature conservation and a common obligation for all mankind.

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Bern Convention

The Convention on the Protection of European Wild Taxa and Natural Habitats (Bern Convention) lays down all the measures that European countries must take to protect the wild taxa listed in the Appendices, and to protect their habitats.

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CITES

The Republic of Croatia is a signatory of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna (CITES) (Official Gazette - \"International Treaties\" No. 12/99) that makes it obligatory to the parties to exercise control of international trade...

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Directive on Conservation of Natural Habitats and Wild Fauna and Flora

The EU Member States have committed to preserving the wolf population in a favourable protection status.

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Ordinance on the procedure to prevent and compensate damages caused by animals of strictly protected wild taxa

This Ordinance regulates the application of permitted activities and interventions and additional measures aimed at preventing damages...

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Other national regulations

In addition to the Nature Protection Act, there are a series of regulations that directly or indirectly affect the issue of protection of the wolf in Croatia.

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