Interim President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyayev signed the law “On protection and use of flora” in the new edition on 21 September.

Legislative Chamber of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan passed the law on 5 August 2016 and Senate approved it on 24 August 2016. It came into force on 22 September.

The law is aimed at further improving the legal framework for the protection of flora, improving the efficiency of its rational use, preservation of the integrity of the environment and the growth of wild plants.

The document sets powers of the bodies on protection and rational use of fauna, regulation of the import and export of flora objects, the requirements on the protection and use of rare and threatened species of wild-growing plants, carrying out quarantine measures.

The document defines the legal framework for monitoring and control in the sphere of protection and rational use of flora.