Legislation

 

Bat species of Ukraine's fauna are protected by a row of international conventions and agreements, which have been signed by the country as well as by Red Book of Ukraine and Law of Ukraine about the animal world.

Agreement on the Conservation of populations of European bats (EUROBATS, 1994)

The Agreement was developed at the base of Bonn Convention and came into force in 1994. Today the Agreement was ratified in 30 countries, including Ukraine, in which it came into force in 1999 (a Low about joining to the Agreement, 663-14, 14.05.1999). All bat species of Europe are protected by the Agreement.

To learn more about Agreement you may at the web-site of EUROBATs.

<< Here you may read a text of the Agreement.

Convention on the conservation of European wildlife
and natural habitats (Bern, 1979)

The convention was opened for signing in 1979. Was ratified by Ukraine in 1999. According to the Convention all European bat species (except Pipistrellus pipistrellus included into Annex III) are included into Annex II as requiring strict protect measures. As well for today the Convention's Committee worked out the special action plans for two bat species Rhinolophus ferrumequinum and Myotis dasycneme.

To learn more about the Convention you may here.

<< Here you may read a text of the Convention.

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species
of Wild Animals (Bonn, 1979)

Aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species. The convention (which as also known as Bonn Convention or CMS) is "an intergovernmental treaty, concluded under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), concerned with the conservation of wildlife and habitats on a global scale". For December of 2004 the Convention unites 88 parties, presented by countries of Europe, Africa, Central and South America and Oceania. In Ukraine the Convention came into force in November 1999.

All European bat species are included into Appendix II as species "that need or would significantly benefit from international co-operation".

To learn more about the Convention you at a web-site of CMS.

<< Here you may read a text of the Convention.

Convention on Biological Diversity

One of main objectives of the Convention is the conservation of biological diversity, that means "the variability among living organisms from all sources including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine and other aquatic ecosystems and the ecological complexes of which they are part; this includes diversity within species, between species and of ecosystems".

To learn more about the Convention you at a web-site of CBD.

<< Here you may read a text of the Convention.

A law about Red Book of Ukraine

According to the Law Red Book of Ukraine is an official state document, which includes a list of rare and being under threat of extinction species of fauna and flora in borders of the territory of Ukraine. Species included into the Book belong to natural resources of state significance and have to be protected at all the territory of Ukraine.

The Red Book of Ukraine (2009) includes all (!) bat species.

<< Here you may read a text of the law (in Ukrainian).

Law of Ukraine about the animal world

<< Here you may read a text of the law (in Ukrainian).

 





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