The Ministry of Ecology told how not to harm nature during the holidays –

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Fine for parking in a water protection zone

With the summer season approaching, outdoor leisure enthusiasts begin an active search for a suitable place. Particularly attractive are the areas near water bodies, where you can not only have a picnic, but also go fishing or swimming.

However, resting near a river or lake can result in an administrative fine, warns the Tatarstan Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources. The department told Realnoe Vremya how to spend time outdoors without financial losses and damage to the environment.

Photo: Rinat Nazmetdinov (archive)

For example, residents of Tatarstan should remember that cars can not be parked in a water protection zone. Depending on the type of reservoir, whether it is a river or a lake, such a lane can last from 50 to 500 meters. Restrictions are regulated by Article 65 of the Russian Water Code.

Parking in a water protection zone can be overturned fine for individuals amounting to 3-4.5 thousand rubles (part 1 of article 8.42 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). It can be appointed even if the driver has only passed through the ground of the water protection zone. Officials will be fined from 8 to 12 thousand rublesfor legal – from 200 to 400 thousand rubles.


– Water protection zones are lands adjacent to the shores of seas, rivers, streams, canals, lakes, reservoirs and in which a special regime is established for the implementation of economic and other activities to avoid pollution, blockage, mud of these waters. bodies and the depletion of their waters, as well as the conservation of the habitat of aquatic biological resources and other objects of the animal and plant world, – says Article 65 of the Russian VC.

Where is it forbidden to fish and pick mushrooms?

According to the Tatarstan Ministry of Ecology, a coastal strip is being created for public bodies of water. Every citizen has the right to use it. On the ground of such a strip, you can not only relax, but also fish and anchor floating facilities. Exceptions are the entrance and parking of cars.

Much stricter restrictions await those who intend to spend time near bodies of water. in specially protected natural areas. These are, for example, the Raifsky and Saralovsky sections of the Volga-Kama refuge, as well as the Nizhnyaya Kama National Park.


Thus, in specially protected natural areas it is prohibited:

  • to fish?
  • cut down forests and shrubs along the banks of water bodies.
  • to organize recreation areas for the population, to park motorcycles and vehicles.
  • organize camps for tourists.
  • collect flowers, mushrooms, berries and other fruits.
Photo: Maxim Platonov (archive)

At the same time, as noted in the Ministry of Ecology of Tatarstan, amateur fishing, picking mushrooms and berries is allowed for those who live in the protected area on a permanent basis in the Volga-Kama shelter.

“No trace”

Any human action performed in nature will in any case affect the environment. Even a plucked flower or a discarded banana peel can upset the physical balance. Over time, such small energies can turn into serious changes for nature.

“If you decide to go hiking or picnicking, you should follow the Leave No Trace idea, which includes principles aimed at preserving nature as it was before you arrived,” the Republic’s Ecology Department told Realnoe Vremya.

Photo: Rinat Nazmetdinov (archive)

For example, the department recommends taking garbage bags with you on vacation, as well as walking on special paths so as not to damage the plants. Resting or setting up tents should be done in places where there is the least risk of damage to the ground cover, as the restoration of a fragile ecosystem it can take years or even centuries.

“Remember that this is the same house of living beings as yours,” they say in the Ministry of Ecology. The department recalled that Fires are often the cause of forest fires. It is recommended to reproduce in a special pit or in a thick lining in the form of sand. The part of the fire should be covered with stones. Before leaving or sleeping, you should turn off the water and make sure that all the coals have cooled down.


According to the Tatarstan Ministry of Ecology, in 2021, 26 violations of environmental legislation were identified under this article. Five such violations have already been recorded this year.

No barbecue this year

It is recalled that a special fire regime was in force in Tatarstan from April 25 to May 15. During this period, it was forbidden to start fires, burn rubbish and dry grass, cook food on a barbecue, with the exception of restaurants, and use fireworks.

Last month, Rafis Khabibullin, head of Russia’s main Ministry of Emergency Situations for Tatarstan, said that this year the people of the republic would have to stop cooking skewers and other foods over an open fire in the country and in nature. According to him, 2021 proved to be busy in terms of fighting fires.

Photo: Maxim Platonov (archive)

– As a result of the dry grass fire last year, we even allowed people to die. “This never happened,” Khabibullin told a meeting of the Committee for the Prevention and Elimination of Emergencies and Ensuring Tatarstan Fire Safety.

Diana Zhilenkova

Tatarstan Society

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