Factsheet: Forest law

Forest law

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
legislation amendment to modify Law 43/2003 (121/000128)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Ley por la que se modifica la Ley 43/2003, de 21 de noviembre, de Montes. (121/000128)
Description: 
The new law contributes to the biodiversity conservation, forest fire and climate change fighting and economic exploitation of forest resources. A classification in 4 categories is established in order to ease the treatment, organization and to determine more adequate the type of management base on its nature. It intends also to simplify the procedures so that the Autonomous Communities approve technical governance models to which the forest owners can voluntarily adhere. It also intends to improve the management and regulates the forest land of the partners and creates the Forest Society, which will be constituted under the owner initiative as a combined management tool.
Goal/Aim: 
Sustainable forest management

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2015