As it recognizes the United Nations Convention on biological diversity, biodiversity conservation is a common interest of all mankind and has a critical importance to meet their basic needs. Biodiversity is closely linked to development, health and well-being of people and constitutes one of the bases of the social and economic development. In this way, it can be said that biodiversity is essential to the existence of human beings on Earth and that it constitutes a key component of sustainability.
The law 42/2007, of December 13, of Natural Heritage and biodiversity, which assumes the fundamental principles of this Convention, creates the Strategic Plan of the natural heritage and biodiversity as a tool for planning of the activity of the General Administration of the State in the matter. Its object is the establishment and the definition of objectives, actions and criteria that promote the conservation, the use sustainable and the restoration of the heritage, them resources natural terrestrial and marine, the biodiversity and the geodiversity. Its content will include a diagnosis; the objectives to be achieved during its period of validity and the actions to be developed by the General Administration of the State. In the article 13.4 of the law is sets that the Plan strategic will be approved by Royal Decree and that will have that be revised as maximum every six years.
The present Royal Decree approves the Strategic Plan of the natural heritage and biodiversity 2011-2017, which develops the provisions of the law. In addition, is aligned with the commitments made by Spain in the matter in the field of international and community, especially derivatives of the Strategic Plan of the Convention on biological diversity for the period 2011‑2020, adopted at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the parties of the Convention and the European strategy on biological diversity «our life insurance, our natural capital «: a strategy of biodiversity in the EU for 2020», adopted by the Commission European in mayo of 2011.
In its development have collaborated them ministries of the Administration General of the State and have participated them communities autonomous in the frame of the Commission state of the heritage Natural and of the biodiversity and of the Conference sectoral of environment. Also, is has fostered especially the participation and consultation to the Community scientific, to them agents economic and social and to the organizations without purposes lucrative that pursue them objectives of the law. The Council state of the heritage Natural and of the biodiversity also has informed the Plan strategic.
He Plan strategic has been object of evaluation environmental strategic, according to it planned in the law 9 / 2006, of 28 of April, on assessment of the effects of certain plans and programs in the environment.
The present Royal Decree is dictates in application of it willing in the article 13.4 of the law 42 / 2007, of 13 of December.
In his virtue, to proposal of the Minister of environment, and half Rural and marine and prior deliberation of the Council of Ministers in its meeting of the day 16 of September of 2011, HAVE: article only. Approval of the Plan strategic of the heritage natural and of the biodiversity 2011-2017.
Is approves the Plan strategic of the heritage natural and of the biodiversity 2011-2017, collected in the annex of the present standard, in application of the law 42 / 2007, of 13 of December, of the heritage Natural and of the biodiversity.
Available end first. Entry into force.
He Plan strategic of the heritage natural and of the biodiversity 2011-2017 will have a validity of six years, extended is its application as not is approved another plan strategic that it replace.
Second final provision. Entry in force.
He present Royal Decree will produce effects from the day following to the of your publication in the «Bulletin official of the State».
Given in Madrid, the 16 of September of 2011.
JUAN CARLOS R.
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