The Project for the Support for Joint Forest Management in the Kyrgyz Republic



» Forest-related laws and regulations

  • Legislation, supported by the Swiss

Kyrgyz government has been committed to legislation relating to forest management for respond to changing circumstances of surrounding the forest that occurred after independence. First, Forest Code formed for foundation of the forestry policy was enacted in 1993, was amended to the current Forest Code in 1999. A long, medium and short-term forest management policies and plans have been established from 2004 through 2006, one after another. A series of the legislation were assisted by the Swiss government aid project as KIRFOR (Kyrgyz Swiss Forestry Support Program). KIRFOR has supported the all forest sector of the Kyrgyz Republic between 1995 and 2010, for 15 years. Joint Forest Management also has been developed by KIRFOR as a new concept of forest management in Kyrgyzstan. In this way, the basic laws relating to forest management were enacted and forest administration plans were established by efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic government and KIRFOR.

  • Major Forest laws and policies of Kyrgyzstan
Name Enforcement Covered
Forest Code July 8 1999  ----
Concept of Forestry Sector Developmentin Kyrgyz Republic April 14 2004 Until 2025
National Forest Program Nov. 20 2004 from 2005 until 2015
National Action Plan for Development of Forestry of the Kyrgyz Republic Sep. 27 2006 from 2006 until 2010

 

  • Forest Code

Forest Code is the laws basis for all forest-related laws and regulations. It insists basic framework for whole national forest policy such as the definition of forests and forest management, administrative organization mechanism, the ownership and use rights of forest, forest laws and regulations, forest management, forest protection, forest planning etc. The current Forest Code was enacted in 1993, amended in 1999. To this amendment also aim that Forest Field Offices as the implementation organization of forest management in the region would be able to promote its production activities for survive to overcome financial difficulties, the concept changed from only focused on traditional forest conservation.

  • Forest Development Basic Concept

The Forest Development Basic Concept has been enacted in 1999. It was analyzed and evaluated on the results of its operations for five years in 2004, and then it was amended to indicate the long-term policy relating to forest management until 2025. It has summarized the current status and issues of forest management, and announced a basic direction of forest policy on three concepts as "sustainable forest management", "the residents and community join forest management", "(Review of) Country's role in the forest sector" and 10 strategies as shown in the next table.

The 10 strategin lines of the Concept of Forestry sector Development in the Kyrgyz Republic

1. Ensure protection of all forests and biodiversity in the Country.

2. Definition of the tehnical norms for sustainable forest managment.

3. Transfer of productiveactivities to the private sector.

4. Improve the system of collaborative forest managment and leasing relations.

5. Rationalize forest service structure at territorial and national levels.

6. Implementation of economic reform of structural managment units.

7. Improve the status of Forest service personnel.

8. Improvement of forest research and education.

9. Improve efficiency of funding system for forestry sector.

10. Raise public as of forestry- related issues.

 

  • National Forest Plan

National Forest Plan, 10 year plan relating to forest management was established in 2004; mentions the activities to be performed in 10 years to 2015 which summarized the issues to be dealt with each of the 10 strategies in the Forest Development Basic Concept.

  • National Forest Development Action Plan

National Forest Development Action Plan was established in 2006 in the five-year plan relating to forest management, should be achieved and specifically stipulates work for indicated objectives as 7 of the 10 strategies in the Forest Development Basic Concept in five years up to 2010. Among them, it also contains concrete figures such as forested area performed each year, seeds and seedlings production volume, forest survey area etc.

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Introduce the Kyrgyz Republic - Pro-Japanese country of Central Asian

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