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ORDER OF THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN

of February 11, 2015 No. 18-03/94

About approval of Rules of reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international and republican value

According to the subitem 45) Item 1 of article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of July 9, 2004 "About protection, reproduction and use of fauna", PRIKAZYVAYU:

1. Approve the enclosed Rules of reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international and republican value.

2. To provide to committee of forestry and fauna of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the procedure established by the legislation:

1) state registration of this order in the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) within ten calendar days after state registration of this order its direction on official publication in periodic printing editions and in information system of law of Ad_let;

3) placement of this order on Internet resource of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

3. This order becomes effective after ten calendar days after day of its first official publication.

Minister

A. Mamytbekov

Approved by the Order of the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan of February 11, 2015 No. 18-03/94

Rules of reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international and republican value

1. General provisions

1. These rules of reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international and republican value (further - Rules) are developed according to the subitem 45) of Item 1 of article 9 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of July 9, 2004 "About protection, reproduction and use of fauna" (further - the Law) and determine procedure for reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international and republican value.

2. In these rules the following concepts are used:

1) territorial subdivisions - territorial subdivisions of Committee of forestry and fauna of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2) department - Committee of forestry and fauna of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

3) wetlands - natural (except for sea which depth in case of outflow exceeds six meters) and the artificial water areas which are places of mass dwelling, nesting, reproduction of okolovodny animal species, including rare and being under the threat of disappearance;

4) Ramsarsky convention - The convention on the wetlands having the international value, mainly as habitat of waterfowl which the Republic of Kazakhstan joined according to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan of December 13, 2005 "About accession of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Convention on the wetlands having the international value, mainly as habitats of waterfowl (with the amendments made to it by the Parisian protocol of December 3, 1982 and the amendments made in Rezhin on May 28, 1987)";

5) Secretariat of the Ramsarsky convention - The international union on conservation and natural resources carries out the obligations of permanent bureau imposed by the Ramsarsky convention;

6) authorized body - Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2. Procedure for reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international value

3. For reference of reservoirs to wetlands of the international value territorial subdivisions will organize inspections of reservoirs on compliance to the following criteria:

1) are example of type of wetland ecosystems, reference, rare or unique for the respective biogeographical region, and are in natural, or close to natural state;

2) support existence of the vulnerable or being under the threat of disappearance types or communities;

3) is provided by existence of populations of the plants and (or) animals who are of great importance for maintenance of biological diversity of the respective biogeographical region;

4) are the habitat of types of plants and (or) animals at critical stage of their biological cycle, or provide shelter in case of adverse conditions;

5) at least twenty thousand water birds regularly support existence;

6) regularly support existence of one percent of individuals in population of any type or subspecies of water birds;

7) is provided by existence of considerable number of representatives of local subspecies, types or families of fishes, separate stages of their biological cycle, interaction of types, and (or) populations which are indicators of ecological and (or) economic value of wetland ground;

8) are important source of food for fishes, spawning area, fish nursery and (or) lie on the migratory way.

4. By results of inspection territorial subdivisions enter offers in department on inclusion of reservoirs in the list of wetlands of the international value.

5. Following the results of consideration of offers of territorial subdivisions, department through diplomatic channels sends to the Secretariat of the Ramsarsky convention the list of reservoirs for inclusion them in the list of wetlands of the international value.

6. After approval of the Ramsarsky convention of the list of reservoirs by the Secretariat for their inclusion in the list of wetlands of the international value, the authorized body according to the subitem 18) of Item 1 of article 9 of the Law approves the list of wetlands of the international value, or enters changes and amendments in the existing list.

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