Forestry Sector Legislation

CODES AND LAWS
# Title No Approval Date
1 RA Forest Code ՀՕ-211-Ն 24-Oct-2005
2 RA Law “On Environmental Impact Assessment and Expert Review” ՀՕ-110-Ն 21-Jun-2014
3 RA Land Code ՀՕ-185 02-May-2001
4 RA Code on Mineral Resources ՀՕ-280-Ն 28-Nov-2011
5 RA LAW On Nature Protection Payment Rates ՀՕ-245-Ն 20-Dec-2006
6 RA Law On Specially Protected Natural Areas ՀՕ-211-Ն 27-Nov-2006
7 RA Law On Compensation Tariffs for Damage Caused to Fauna and Flora ՀՕ-88-Ն 3-May-2005
8 RA Law on Environmental Inspection ՀՕ-82-Ն 11-Apr-2005
9 RA Law on Local Self-Governance ՀՕ-337 07-May-2002
10 RA Law On Flora ՀՕ-22 23-Nov-1999
11 RA Code On Administrative Offences Link 06-Dec-1985

 

INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS
# Name, Place and Date of Ratification Ratification Date Effective Since
1 St. Petersburg Declaration on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance in Europe and North Asia (ENA Secretariat, St. Petersburg, 2005) November 25, 2005

(joined)

2 International Convention on Conservation of Plants – IPPC (Rome, 1952) 9 June 2006 (adherence) 3 April 1952
3 UN Convention on Biological Diversity (Rio de Janeiro, 1992) March 31, 1993 April 14,1993

Cartagena Protocol (Montreal, 2001)

March 16, 2004 July 29, 2004
4 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (New York, 1992) March 29, 1993 March 21, 1994

Kyoto Protocol (Kyoto, 1997)

Paris Agreement (New York City, 2016)

December 26, 2002

September 20, 2016

February 16, 2005

April 22, 2018

5 UNECE Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (Geneva, 1979) May 14, 1996 February 21, 1997

Protocol on Long-Term Financing of the Cooperative Program for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-Range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe (EMEP)

In ratification process
6 UNECE Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo, 1991) May 14, 1996 September 10, 1997
7 UN Convention to Combat Desertification (Paris, 1994) June 23, 1997 September 30, 1997
8 UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-Making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (Aarhus 1998) May 14, 2001 August 01, 2001
9 Convention on Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern 1979) February 26, 2008 August 01, 2008

 

GOVERNMENT DECISIONS
# Title No Approval Date
1 The Decision of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on the Approval of the Statue and the Property Fund of the “State Forest Monitoring Center” State Non-Commercial Organization N 28-L 07-Feb-2019
2 The RA Government Decree on Renaming the “State Forest Monitoring Center”  State Non-Commercial Organization and Making Amendments and Additions In a Number of Government Decrees of the Republic of Armenia N 10-Ն 17-Jan-2019
3 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on Dismissal of Mikael Manukyan from the post of Chairman of the State Forest Committee of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection N 1304-Ա 04-Oct-2018
4 The Decision of the RA Minister of Nature Protection on Approval of the Statute of the State Forest Committee of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection N 172-Ն 22-Jun-2018
5 The RA Government Decree on Budgetary Reallocations in the 2018 RA State Budget, Allocation of the Funds to the RA Ministry of Nature Protection and the Forest Committee, and on Applying Amendment and Additions to the RA Government Decree No1717-ն  of December 28, 2017 N 643-Ն 01-Jun-2018
6 The Decision of the RA Prime Minister on Appointing Mikael Manukyan as Chairman of the State Forest Committee of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection N 250-Ա

N 723-Ա

15-Mar-2018

11-Jun-2018

7 Draft Law “On Amending and Supplementing the RA Forest Code” (2010, GIZ) ՀՕ-304-Ն 23-Mar-2018
8 The RA Government Decree on Amending the RA Government Decree N 1054-Ն of July 25, 2002 N 185-Ն 22-Feb-2018
9 The RA Government Decree on Establishment of the State Forest Committee Administrative Department of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection,  and on the Approval of the Statute and the Institutional Structure of the State Forest Committee of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection N 182-Ն 22-Feb-2018
10 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Framework on the Forest Sector Reform, the Strategy and the List of Activities N 50 30-Nov-2017
11 The RA Decision on Defining the Procedure for Designation and Inspection of Cutting Areas N 1072-Ն 17-Sep-2015
12 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the National Policy, Implementation Strategy and the List of Activities on Fire Management in the Forest Lands, Specially Protected Areas, Lands of Agricultural Designation, Communities and Areas with Vegetation Cover. N 45-Ա 22-Jan-2015
13 Draft Law “On Amendments to the RA Law on Environmental Impact Assessment and Review Expertise” ՀՕ-144-Ն 11-Sep-2014
14 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of Expenditure Rates for Conservation, Protection and Restoration of the State Forests and of a range of Afforestation activities N 684-Ն 27-Jun-2013
15 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the Target Program and the List of Activities Aimed at the Improvement of Fire Safety in the forest lands and other areas of vegetation cover N 563-Ա 29-May-2013
16 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture on Defining the Procedure of the Wood Marketing in the State and Community Forest lands N 80-Ն 06-May-2013
17 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture on the Approval of the Procedure for Administrative Maintenance of Statistical Register in the Forestry Sector of the RA Ministry of Agriculture N 11-Ն 29-Jan-2013
18 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the RA Program for the Forest Protection Services for the years 2013-2015. N 1668-Ն 27-Dec-2012
19 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture on the Procedure for Management of Seed and Seedling Tree Nurseries N 224-Ն 17-Dec-2012
20 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture  on Defining the Procedures for the State Forest Use: Approval of Logging, Forms and Invoicing of the Tickets (Permits) N 142-Ն 05-Sep-2012
21 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture on Defining the Procedure for Use of Non Timber Forest Products In the State and Community Forestlands N 159-Ն 18-Sep-2012
22 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the Implementation of the State Monitoring of Forests Program in the Republic of Armenia in 2012-2014 N 9 07-Mar-2012
23 The RA Decision on Granting a Tax Waiver to the Families of Forest-dependent Communities Residing in RA for the Use of Fallen Wood for non-commercial (non-industrial) purposes. N 1535-Ն 27-Oct-2011
24 The RA Decision on granting a tax waiver to the families of forest-dependent communities residing in RA for the use of fallen wood on non-commercial (non-industrial) purposes. N 1535-Ն 27-Oct-2011
25 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in Transboundary Context ԱԺՈ-245-Ն 25-Oct-2010
26 The RA Decision on Establishing the Minimum Usage Fees for Forestland Classified as Private Property N 668-Ն 03-Jun-2010
27 The RA Decision on Procedure for the Provision of Use of the State Border Forests and Forestlands of Military Significance N 907-Ն 14-Aug-2008
28 The RA Decision on Defining the Procedures for State Forest Cadaster Maintenance, State Forest Monitoring and Data Submission N 133-Ն 07-Feb-2008
29 The RA Decision On Establishing the Procedure for Forest Use and Conservation in the Protection Forests N 1316-Ն 08-Nov-2007
30 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture on the Approval of the Data Collection Mechanisms for Implementation of the State Monitoring of Forests N 234-Ն 11-Oct-2007
31 The RA Decision on Defining the Procedures for Carrying Out Activities Not Related to the Forest Management and Use in the State Forest Lands N 1045-Ն 30-Aug-2007
32 The RA Decision On Procedure for Provision of State Forests and Forest Land use permits N 806-Ն 24-May-2007
33 The RA Decision On Defining the Procedure of Competitive Tendering for Certified Management of State Forestlands N 1793-Ն 30-Nov-2006
34 Draft Governmental Decree “On Amendments to the Governmental Decree on Nature Protection State Inspectorate under Staff of RA Ministry of Nature Protection No 1149-N” – adding/linking functions envisaged in the RA Forest Code Article 26 with this decree. N 1454-N 19-Oct-2006
35 The Order of the RA Minister of Agriculture on the Approval of the Official Template of the Forest Lands Rental Agreement N 164-Ն 11-Sep-2006
36 The RA Decision on the Procedure of Carrying Out Restoration Cuttings in the forests of industrial significance N 1412-Ն 07-Sep-2006
37 The RA Decision on Defining the Procedures for Carrying Out Improvement and Sanitation Cutting N 897-Ն 22-Jun-2006
38 The RA Decision On Approving the Procedure for Transferring the State Forest Lands to Community-Based organizations for Certified Management Without Competitive Tendering N 583-Ն 04-May-2006
39 The Decision of the RA Minister of Agriculture on the Approval of the Charter of the “State Forest Monitoring Center” SNCO N 261-Ա 20-Dec-2005
40 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the State Forest Monitoring Board to Coordinate the Activities of Illegal Logging in the Republic of Armenia, its working schedule and the staff structure N 1932-Ն 09-Sep-2005
41 The RA Decision on the Procedure of Estimating the Forest Tree Species for cutting purposes N 1546-Ն 15-Sep-2005
42 Draft Decree “On Amendments to the Forest Economy Management Plans Instruction No 130-N” – adding “high conservation value forests” concept in the forest management plans. No 130-N 10-Aug-2005
43 RA Government Decree on Approval of the RA National Forest Program N 1232-Ն 21-Jul-2005
44 The RA Government Decree on Introduction of the State Forest Monitoring System No 1152-Ն 28-Jul-2005
45 The RA Decision on the Approval of the Procedure for the Calculation and Approval of the Allowable Annual Cut (AAC) N 1933-Ն 25-Nov-2004
46 The Extract from the Protocol of the RA Government Session on the Approval of the RA National Forest Policy and Strategy N 38

Part 1

Part 2

30-Sep-2004
47 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the 2004 Annual Allowable Cut (AAC) by the subsidiary branches of the “HAYANTAR” SNCO  in Syunik, Vayots Dzor and Gegharkunik Forest Enterprises N 1262-Ն 02-Sep-2004
48 The RA Government Decree On Incorporation of RA Forest Rehabilitation and Development Fund N 891-N 10-Jun-2004
49 The RA Government Decree on the Changes in Land Categories and Forest Restoration N 910-Ն 3-Jun-2004
50 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the 2004 State Order for the Conservation Of Specially Protected Areas of the Republic of Armenia, and research and forestry activities in those areas. N 634-Ն 22-Apr-2004
51 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Ratification of the Copenhagen Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on ozone depleting substances N Ն-042-3 22-Oct-2003
52 The RA Government Decree on Approval of the Statute of the “HAYANTAR” State Non Commercial Organization No 388-Ն 16-Jan-2003
53 The RA Government Decree on the Approval of the Land Designation Provisions for Making Changes in the Forest Land Categories and Urban Development Activities In the Specially Protected Areas and in the Forest Lands in the Republic of Armenia N 613-Ն 8-May-2003
54 The Decision of the RA National Assembly on Joining the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change N Ն-323-2 26-Dec-2002
55 The RA Government Decree On Establishment of BioResources Management Agency under the Staff of the RA Ministry of Nature Protection No 1236-Ն 08-Aug-2002
56 The RA Government Decree on Establishment of “HAYANTAR” State Non Commercial Organization No 1054-Ն 25-Jul-2002
57 RA Government Decree on the Restructuring of of the State Administration of the “Khosrov State Reserve” and the Approval of the Charter of the “Khosrov Forest” State Reserve  and the “Khosrov Forest State Reserve” SNCO N 925-Ն 30-May-2002
58 The Decision of the RA National Assembly On the Ratification of Cooperation Agreement between the Forest Industry Complex and the Forest Management Sectors. Ն-122-2 11-Oct-2000
59 RA Government Decree on Establishing the Procedure for Fire Safety Requirements in the State Forests of the Republic of Armenia N 589 19-Sep-1998
60 The Order of the President of the Republic of Armenia on Strengthening the Measures to Control Illegal Logging and to Protect the Forest Lands and Plantations of the Republic ՆՀ-169 08-Nov-1992
61 The Decision of the Council of Ministers of the Armenian SSR on Making an Amendment and Additions in the “Decree N 364 on the Rules of Haymaking and Livestock Grazing in the Forests of the Armenian SSR. N 297 18-May-1983

 

POLICY DOCUMENTS
# Title Author Year
1 Ijevan Sanctuary Management Plan for the period of 2017-2021 “Hayantar” SNCO, RA Ministry of Agriculture 2016
2 Draft Project Criteria for Identification of High Conservation Value Forests in the Republic of Armenia (Excerpt from the minutes of the session of the Government of the Republic of Armenia On approval of the criteria for identification of high conservation value forests in the Republic of Armenia) WWF Armenia 2016
3 Country Programming Framework for Armenia FAO 2016-2020
4 Strategy and National Action Plan of the Republic of Armenia on Conservation, Protection, Reproduction and Use of Biological Diversity (NBSAP) Republic of Armenia 2015
5 National Strategy and Action Program to Combat Desertification in the Republic of Armenia RA Ministry of Nature Protection 2014
6 FAO Country Programme Framework– Armenia FAO 2012-2015
7 The Second National Environmental Action Programme (published within the framework of “Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources” program for 2006-2008. RA Ministry of Nature Protection, UNDP Armenia 2008
8 National Forest Program of the Republic of Armenia RA Governmental Decision N1232Ն 2005
9 National Forest Policy and Strategy of the Republic of Armenia RA Governmental Protocol Decision N38 2004