7, 2012, the Cabinet of Ministers has adopted the resolution "On the
levying compensation for unlawful hunting, killing or damage of species of
flora and fauna listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, as well as for destruction
or deterioration their habitats (growth)." This document was presented by
the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Eduard Stavytskyi at a Cabinet meeting.
of this resolution is to establish the rate of compensation for unlawful
hunting of animals and plants, species of which are additionally included in
the third edition of the Red Book in 2009 (445 species).
existing compensation rates were significantly lower against those specified,
particularly for hunting animals. This situation makes objects of Red Book less
protected against the widespread species of flora and fauna. The last compensation
rates have been re-counted in 1993. In the adopted act, according to expert
conclusions of research institutions and including inflation processes, the
compensation rates have been increased 10 times in an average for species of
animals and plants. Instead, for the most vulnerable and commercially important
species, compensation rates have been increased 40 or more times. First of all
it concerns the dolphins, bison, birds of prey and sturgeon fish.