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Buffer zone


Protection zone bordering the form of nature protection, determined individually for the form of nature protection in order to protect it against external threats resulting from human activities.

Buffer zone is not a form of nature protection, but an area where human activity can not adversely affect the wildlife of protected area.

  • Act of 16 April 2004 on Nature Protection
    Place of publication: (Dz. U. z 2023 r. poz. 1336, z późn. zm.)

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska