|Regulations for the Creation and Expansion of National Parks in Poland|
January 2011 | Read the report (English) | Read the report (Polish)
Despite policies adopted by the Sejm recognising the need to create new national parks [“State Ecological Policy 2009 – 2012 with Perspective to 2016”] and declarations of the Minister of Environment Andrzej Kraszewski, current rules giving effective veto to each local authority over the creation and expansion of such parks are stagnating the process. No new national parks have been created in Poland for ten years and the last park expanded was in 2004.
This report from ClientEarth's Warsaw office sets out proposals to more effectively implement and integrate legislation to protect Poland’s biodiversity.