The Nature Conservation Agency is placed under the authority of the Minister of the Environment.
Its main tasks are:
- protection of nature, natural resources, biodiversity and landscapes;
- protection and sustainable forestry management of the forests subject to the forestry regime;
- protection and sustainable development of hunting resources.
- monitoring and policing the protection of nature, forests, hunting and fishing.
It must also ensure the promotion of sustainable forestry management in private forests, and raise public awareness in the area of nature and forests.