The Ministry of Environment according to The Law of Species and Habitat Protection (point 4, paragraph 5), issued instruction No.166 about the routine of creating the protection plan of species and habitats.
The routine of planning species an habitat protection.
The planning of Species and habitat protection is coordinated and supervised by Nature Protection Agency.
Suggestions about protection of species and habitats can be submitted by any person or organisation. The proposals should be handed in to NPB. The proposals should include following information:
justification of the necessity of the plan
amount of work and money required
possible sources of financing
possible developer and cooperation partners
possible interest groups influenced by the plan
NPB gives its conclusion about the plan in a month. If necessary, experts are involved in the evaluation process by NPB. The author of the proposal is informed about the decision made.
Confirmed species protection plans
Order of Minister of Environment
Species Protection Plans
Thick shelled river mussel Unio crasus (avaliable in Latvian)
Brown bear Ursus arctos
Medicinal leeches Hirudo medicinalis (avaliable in Latvian)
Wolf Canis lupus
Natterjack Toad Bufo calamita (avaliable in Latvian)
European pond turtle Emys orbicularis (avaliable in Latvian)
Eurasian lynx Lynx lynx
European Fire-bellied ToadBombina bombina (avaliable in Latvian)
Hermit beetle Osmoderma eremita (avaliable in Latvian)
Black stork Ciconia nigra (avaliable in Latvian)
Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus (avaliable in Latvian)
Freshwater pearl mussel Margaritifera margaritifera (avaliable in Latvian)
Black grouse Terao tetrxix