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Protected species

Protected species

Wild species which are threatened or can become threatened, which have special significance from genetic, ecological, ecosystem, scientific, health, economic and other point of view, are conserved as strictly protected wild species or protected wild species.

Strictly protected wild species are:

  • species which disappeared in the Republic of Serbia and was recovered by the programme of reintroduction;
  • ultimately threatened wild species;
  • threatened wild species;
  • relict species;
  • local endemic;
  • stenoendemic;
  • internationally significant and protected wild species;
  • species which needs strict protection for some other reason.

Protected wild species are:

  • vulnerable wild species;
  • endemic species;
  • indicator, key and umbrella species;
  • relict species;
  • internationally significant and protected wild species;
  • species that is not threatened but because of its looks it can be easily identified as threatened species.

In respect of this law, protected species are determined on the basis of national and international red lists or red books, expert findings and scientific knowledge. On the basis of the estimated endangerment of some species and obligations out of the confirmed international contracts, as well as on the basis of national and international red lists and/or red books and/or other expert documentation, the minister agreeably with the minister authorised for agriculture, forestry and hydraulicity, and on the suggestion of the Institute, it declares wild species as strictly protected wild species or protected wild species.

Act of declaration determines protective measures for strictly protected and protected wild species of plants, animals and fungi, as well as measures of protecting their habitats and they are published in “Official Gazzette of the Republic of Serbia”.

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