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PRESIDENTIAL DECREE OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

of March 16, 2016 No. 99

About transformation of National park "Bialowieza Forest"

For the purpose of effective functioning of the public nature protection institution "I decide national park "Bialowieza Forest":

1. Transform National park "Bialowieza Forest", having changed its borders, the mode of protection and use.

2. Bring in the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of February 9, 2012 No. 59 "About some questions of development of especially protected natural territories" (The national register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2012, No. 24, 1/13301; National legal Internet portal of the Republic of Belarus, 27.07.2013, 1/14418; 25.01. 2014, 1/14783; 28.06. 2014, 1/15096) following changes and amendments:

2.1. in the paragraph the second part four of borders, the area and structure of the lands of the Berezinsky biospheric reserve approved by this Decree the word "Vitebskoblgidromet" shall be replaced with words "The republican center for hydrometeorology, control of radioactive pollution and monitoring of the environment";

2.2. in the paragraph the second part four of borders, the area and structure of the lands of the conservation zone of the Berezinsky biospheric reserve approved by this Decree the word "Vitebskoblgidromet" shall be replaced with words "The republican center for hydrometeorology, control of radioactive pollution and monitoring of the environment";

2.3. To be reworded as follows the regulations on National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree it (is applied);

2.4. to be reworded as follows the borders, the area and structure of lands of National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree (are applied);

2.5. to be reworded as follows the borders, the area and structure of lands of reserved zone of National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree (are applied);

2.6. to be reworded as follows the borders, the area and structure of lands of zone of regulated use of National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree (are applied);

2.7. to be reworded as follows the borders, the area and structure of lands of recreational zone of National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree (are applied);

2.8. to be reworded as follows the borders, the area and structure of lands of economic zone of National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree (are applied);

2.9. to be reworded as follows the borders, the area and structure of lands of the conservation zone of National park "Bialowieza Forest" approved by this Decree (are applied);

2.10. in paragraph three of part five of borders, the area and structure of the lands of National park Narochansky approved by this Decree of the word "Republican Hydrometeorological Center" shall be replaced with words "The republican center for hydrometeorology, control of radioactive pollution and monitoring of the environment";

2.11. in paragraph four of part three of borders, the area and structure of the lands of the conservation zone of National park Narochansky approved by this Decree of the word "Republican Hydrometeorological Center" shall be replaced with words "The republican center for hydrometeorology, control of radioactive pollution and monitoring of the environment".

3. This Decree becomes effective after its official publication and extends the action to the relations which arose since January 1, 2016.

President of the Republic of Belarus

A. Lukashenko

Approved by the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of February 9, 2012 No. 59
(in edition of the Presidential decree of the Republic of Belarus of March 16, 2016 No. 99)

Regulations on National park "Bialowieza Forest"

1. The national park "Bialowieza Forest" (further - national park) is announced on lands of Kamenetsky and Pruzhansky districts of the Brest region and Svislochsky district of the Grodno region for the purpose of preserving in natural state and complex studying of reference and unique objects of the Belovezhsky wood, biological and landscape diversity of the territory, recovery of the broken natural complexes and objects having special ecological, historical and cultural and esthetic value and also their use in the nature protection, scientific, educational, improving, recreational purposes.

2. The national park is in management of Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus. Control of national park is exercised of the public nature protection institution "National park "Bialowieza Forest" (further - organization), acting on the basis of the Charter, approved Managing affairs of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

3. Research activities in the territory of national park are coordinated by National academy of Sciences of Belarus, and also the scientific and technical council created under organization.

The structure of scientific and technical council affirms Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus on representation of the head of organization. The scientific and technical council is headed by the head of organization.

4. The structure of the lands of national park forming its territory includes the lands provided to organization in permanent use and also the earth of other land users.

The earth of national park are used according to the legislation and the management plan the national park approved by Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Land users whose parcels of land are located in borders of national park shall observe the mode of their protection and use established by this Provision and other acts of the legislation.

5. The structure and the mode of protection and use of the territory of national park are established according to the Law of the Republic of Belarus of October 20, 1994 "About especially protected natural territories" (Vyarkho¸naga Savet's Vedamastsi of Respubliki Belarus, 1994, No. 35, Art. 570; The National register of legal acts of the Republic of Belarus, 2000, No. 52, 2/171) are also determined by this Provision.

In the territory of national park the activities prohibited according to the Law of the Republic of Belarus "About especially protected natural territories" are not allowed and also:

carrying out the hydromeliorative works and works connected with change of natural landscape and the existing hydrological mode (except works on reconstruction of the operating meliorative systems and recovery of the broken swamps);

dumping of sewage into the environment;

scientific experiments with the natural complexes and objects located in borders of national park which can lead to violation of the mode of its protection and use;

the organization of tourist parking, placement of tents and cultivation of fires outside the places which are specially provided for this purpose;

use of water vehicles by legal and (or) physical persons with outboard motors of internal combustion by capacity over 15 horsepowers, except water vehicles of organization, bodies and divisions on emergency situations, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and its territorial authorities, the Ministry of Transport and Communications and the State inspection of protection of animal and flora in case of the President of the Republic of Belarus;

introduction and acclimatization of objects of plant and animal life, except returnable introduction (reintroduction);

vykashivaniye of slopes of gravel and earth roads of forestry and landscape appointment during the period from May 1 to July 15;

application of chemical remedies of plants by aviation method;

movement and the parking of motorized vehicles and self-propelled machines out of roads and specially equipped places, except motorized vehicles of organization, bodies and divisions on emergency situations, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and its territorial authorities, Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, motorized vehicles of bodies of the border service in case of accomplishment of tasks on ensuring establishment of Frontier of the Republic of Belarus, its content and protection, the State inspection of protection of animal and flora in case of the President of the Republic of Belarus, bodies of the State Control Committee, local executive committees (in case of control of use and protection of lands), and also motorized vehicles and self-propelled machines performing the forestry and landscape and agricultural works providing functioning of national park.

Journey of motorized vehicles and self-propelled machines on the territory of national park is performed through check-points based on the special permission issued by organization according to the procedure, established by the legislation.

The actions directed to fight against invasive alien types of wild animals and wild-growing plants in national park are performed based on the decision of the scientific and technical council created under organization in coordination with National academy of Sciences of Belarus.

The choice of the location of the parcel of land in borders of national park is made for construction in coordination with organization and taking into account opinion of territorial authority of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection specified in the act of the choice of the location of the parcel of land.

Tourist, recreational and improving activities in the territory of national park are performed according to the mode of protection and use of the territory taking into account standard rates of permissible load.

6. For goal achievement of the announcement of national park and depending on degree of safety of natural complexes, the reserved zone, zone of regulated use, recreational zone and economic zone are allocated to their nature protection, improving, scientific, recreational, historical and cultural, economic and esthetic value for its territories.

7. The reserved zone of national park is intended for preserving in natural state of natural complexes and objects, providing conditions of their natural development.

In the territory of reserved zone of national park all types of activity, except carrying out scientific research and actions for its protection, visit of ecological tracks and tourist routes, and also the activities directed on are prohibited:

preserving in natural state of natural complexes and objects and prevention of change of their condition as a result of anthropogenous impact;

fight against invasive alien types of wild animals and wild-growing plants;

maintenance of the conditions ensuring fire safety;

prevention and mitigation of consequences of the fires and natural disasters;

preserving populations of the rare and being under the threat of disappearance wild-growing plants included in the Red List of the Republic of Belarus;

holding sanitary and veterinary and treatment-and-prophylactic actions for the purpose of preserving gene pool of the European bison in coordination with National academy of Sciences of Belarus;

implementation of environmental monitoring;

control and supervision;

performance of works on servicing of highways, power lines and communication, other engineering constructions and obstacles, and also strips of fixture of Frontier of the Republic of Belarus, including cleaning of ordinary and dangerous trees and collection in heaps of valezh at distance to 30 meters from the specified objects without export of such trees and their parts out of limits of the place of growth;

work on maintenance and recovery of the hydrological mode in coordination with National academy of Sciences of Belarus;

collection of seeds and vegetative material on objects of permanent forest seed base in the amounts approved with National academy of Sciences of Belarus;

accomplishment of actions for preserving objects of permanent forest seed base in coordination with National academy of Sciences of Belarus;

accomplishment by bodies of the border service of the tasks assigned to them for protection of Frontier of the Republic of Belarus.

The actions directed to the prevention of the fires and natural disasters in reserved zone of national park are performed based on the decision of the scientific and technical council created under organization in coordination with National academy of Sciences of Belarus.

For the purpose of providing conditions of natural development of natural complexes of reserved zone of national park its visit by physical persons, except for is forbidden:

officials of organization, Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection and its territorial authorities, bodies and divisions on emergency situations, the National academy of Sciences of Belarus and other organizations which are carrying out scientific research and actions for protection of natural complexes, the organizations, performing works on servicing of highways, power lines and bonds, other engineering constructions and obstacles which access to reserved zone is provided in coordination with organization, and also border duties of bodies of the border service in case of accomplishment of tasks on ensuring establishment of Frontier of the Republic of Belarus, its content and protection, officials of the State inspection of protection of animal and flora in case of the President of the Republic of Belarus and bodies of the State Control Committee in case of execution of the service duties by them;

organized groups of visitors numbering up to 20 people accompanied by employees of organization on forest roads and glades within ecological tracks and tourist routes.

8. The zone of regulated use of national park is intended for preserving natural complexes and objects of separate ecosystems of natural and historical and cultural monuments and objects, and also providing conditions of their natural development and recovery.

In the territory of zone of regulated use of national park it is forbidden:

placement of waste, except for storages of waste in the authorized places of temporary storage of waste before their transportation on subjects to burial, neutralization of waste and (or) on the objects for use of waste operated in the procedure established by the legislation;

destruction, withdrawal and (or) damage of wood and shrubby vegetation, live ground cover and forest laying, removal (destruction) of fertile layer of earth, including the spreading breeds, except for accomplishment agricultural (in contours of farmlands) and forestry and landscape works, works directed to prevention of overgrowing of natural meadow lands and lands under swamps wood and shrubby vegetation, fire-proof actions, actions, connected with recovery of number (reintroduction) of wild animals and populations of wild-growing plants, relating to the types included in the Red List of the Republic of Belarus, actions for regulation of distribution and number of invasive alien types of wild-growing plants, works on protection and protection of forest fund, recovery of the hydrological mode and repair and operational works on ensuring functioning of meliorative systems works on construction of engineering and transport communications, placement, arrangement and (or) improvement of houses of the hunter and (or) the fisher, the equipped vacation spots and ecological tracks, the archaeological works performed by representatives of National academy of Sciences of Belarus and other organizations according to the legislation and also works on ensuring content and protection of Frontier of the Republic of Belarus;

burning out of dry vegetation and its remaining balance on root;

procurement (purchase) of wild-growing plants and (or) their parts;

placement of industrial enterprises, the housing estate, buildings for temporary residence (garden lodges, dachas);

construction of construction objects (except for objects of engineering and transport communication, communication, permanent forest seed base, biotechnical scientific research institute, constructions for recovery of the broken hydrological mode, the equipped vacation spots and ecological tracks, houses of the hunter and (or) fisher, objects intended for ensuring content and protection of Frontier of the Republic of Belarus);

placement of objects of tourist infrastructure (except for houses of the hunter and fisherman, the equipped vacation spots and ecological tracks);

water intake from reservoirs and water currents for industrial and economic needs, clearing of coastal and water vegetation in coastal strip of the rivers, except the sites allocated under vacation spots;

hunting, cleaning of valezh, carrying out all types of cabins and biotechnical actions (except for actions for removal of wood and shrubby vegetation for recovery of open low-lying swamps, placement of artificial nesting grounds for birds), construction of power lines, roads, laying of pipelines and other engineering communications in quarters No. 197, 207, 208A, 209, 216, 216A, 217, 257 Oshchepsky forest areas, quarters No. 210-212, 218, 219, 222-224, 258-260, 269-271 Novoselkovsky forest area;

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