What is the penalty for collecting snowdrops in 2019
Primroses, which begin to bloom in winter – folded snowdrop, crocuses, crocuses and crocus flowers are listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Rosprirodnadzor are fighting against the illegal collection of primroses.
As soon as the drifts descend, the first flowers will start to appear from the ground, and after them the first people who want to pick them. Meanwhile, the collection of primroses, especially those listed in the Red Book, is prohibited.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Rosprirodnadzor are reminded of the responsibility for the destruction of flowers. The administrative code provides for a fine of 2.5 – 5 thousand rubles for individuals, 15–20 thousand rubles for officials and 500 – 100 thousand rubles for legal entities for collecting, purchasing, selling, extracting, storing, transporting, maintaining and transferring plants.
In addition to the fine, someone who came to the destruction of flowers will have to compensate the damage caused to nature. For this set dachshunds. So, for each snowdrop it will be necessary to pay 300 rubles, and for the destruction of the growing places of plants listed in the Red Book – 450 thousand rubles per hectare. And if there was also a sale, purchase or shipment of a red-book plant, taxes increase 3 times.