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Protection of nature


Nature protection consists of preservation, sustainable use, and restoration of resources, formations and elements of nature.

Resources, formations and elements of nature include:

  • wild plants, animals, and fungi;species of plants, animals, and fungi under species protection
  • migratory animals;
  • nature habitats;
  • habitats of endangered, rare and protected species of plants, animals and fungi;
  • features of animate and inanimate nature as well as remnants of fossil plants and animals;
  • landscape;
  • rural and urban green lands;
  • trees and shrubs outside the forest.

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

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska