Created in Russia national parks will be funded by fines

© RIA Novosti / Denis Abramovshchina the national Park. Archival photoCreated in Russia national parks will be funded by fines© RIA Novosti / Denis Abramov

Created in 2018, the national parks «Kodar», «Lena pillars» and «Khibiny» and the preserve «new Siberian Islands» in 2019 will no longer receive budget money will go to security at the expense of fines and fees from violators, according to minutes of the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin, a copy of which is available to RIA Novosti.

«Since 2019 financial support for the functioning of those protected areas (PAS) of Federal importance to implement due to the additional revenues of the Federal budget received for the account credited to the Federal budget non-tax revenues from the payment of fines for violation of legislation on protected areas and funds received as reimbursement time caused to the environment», – the document says.

This stipulates that the actual creation of national parks and nature reserves will be implemented at the expense of the Ministry of Russia in the Federal budget -2018 on the development of specially protected natural territories.

«In light of the discussion considered the differences between the MNRE and the Ministry of Finance on the issue of financial support for the establishment and functioning of especially protected natural territories of Federal value,» specified in the Protocol.