Factsheet: National forest protection system

National forest protection system

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Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree-Law No. 17/2009 establishing the Second Amendments to Decree-Law No. 124/2006 on National Forest Protection System.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Decreto-Lei n.° 17/2009 de 14 de Janeiro
Description: 
This Decree-Law, consisting of 9 Chapters and one Annex, establishes the Second Amendments to Decree-Law No. 124/2006 on National Forest Protection System and defines protecting new measures and implementing actions for the aforementioned System in view of an effective fire prevention and management of forests. It regulates necessary fire prevention, planning activities, zoning of vulnerable areas and provides an organizational framework for forestry planning at both national and local levels. It also regulates authorized fires and monitors activities. Sanctions and offences are prescribed within. Annex specifies requirements for fuel management.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate forest protection.

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Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2009