Law n ° 3-91 of 23 April 1991 on environmental protection

Loi n°3-1991 du 23 avril 1991 portant protection de l’environnement


The purpose of this law, applicable to all land, water and skies under Congolese jurisdiction is to reinforce existing legislation whose focus is the protection and conservation of wild flora and fauna, marine and fluvial resources, the regulation of environmentally dangerous operations and activities as well as planning and urban development. Its focus is also the management, maintenance and conservation of natural resources in general as well as cultural and historical heritage and to prevent environmental damage that may affect peoples' health and property. This law forms one of the legal basis for implementing REDD+ in Congo and will be consolidated by a REDD+ framework law.