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of December 26, 1997 No. 545-I

About protection and use of fauna

(as amended on 07-09-2023)

Chapter 1. General provisions

Article 1. Purpose of this Law

The purpose of this Law is regulation of the relations in the field of protection and use of fauna.

Article 2. Legislation on protection and use of fauna

The legislation on protection and use of fauna consists of this Law and other acts of the legislation.

Features of carrying out hunting and maintaining hunting economy are regulated by the legislation on hunting and hunting economy.

If the international treaty of the Republic of Uzbekistan establishes other rules, than those which are stipulated by the legislation the Republic of Uzbekistan about protection and use of fauna then are applied rules of the international treaty.

Article 3. Basic concepts

In this Law the following basic concepts are applied:

wild animals are invertebrates, fishes, Amphibia, reptiles, birds, mammals who were not exposed to domestication, living on the land in water, the atmosphere and the soil;

waste products of wild animals - honey, fat, meat, milk, eggs, wax, caviar, poison, bile, furs, horns, feathers, skins and other products formed as a result of life activity of wild animals;

zoological collection - the systematized meeting of lifeless exhibits (samples of effigies and waste products of wild animals), and also live collections of the wild animals containing in semi-free conditions, artificially created habitat or in bondage (natural nurseries, zoos, circuses, terrariums, aquariums and others), representing scientific, cultural and educational, teaching and educational and esthetic value;

fauna - set of all types of wild animals, constantly or temporarily living in the territory of the Republic of Uzbekistan;

protection of fauna - the activities aimed at providing steady existence of wild animals, preserving their natural communities and populations, prevention of destruction or other harmful effects on them;

biotechnical actions for protection and rational use of fauna - complex of the evidence-based actions directed to preserving, recovery and reproduction of wild animals, preserving the circle their dwelling, places of reproduction and ways of migration, increase in productivity of hunting and fishing grounds.

Article 4. Property on fauna

The fauna is national wealth, is subject to rational use and is protected by the state.

The wild animals living in condition of natural freedom, and also issued to the environment of dwelling are state-owned property.

The wild animals containing and (or) who are grown up in semi-free conditions to artificially created habitat or in bondage, can be property of legal entity or physical person.

Article 5. Fauna objects

Objects of fauna are:

wild animals;

waste products of wild animals;

zoological collections.

Article 6. Users fauna objects

Legal entities and physical persons can be users objects of fauna.

Users objects of fauna perform the right to use belonging to them fauna objects on conditions and according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

Chapter 2. Regulation in the field of protection and use of fauna

Article 7. The main directions of state policy in the field of protection and use of fauna

The main directions of state policy in the field of protection and use of fauna are:

development and implementation of state programs, and also other measures in the field of protection and use of fauna;

the state regulation in the field of protection and use of fauna;

implementation of the state control in the field of protection and use of fauna;

development of research activities in the field of protection and use of fauna;

development of international cooperation in the field of protection and use of fauna.


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