In this article, we will analyze the main normative acts elaborated in the field of forestry from a
historical and evolutionary perspective, with the aim of emphasizing their role and importance to the
protection of Romanian forests. In order to ensure a consistent approach, we will briefly present the
main forest laws adopted and applied in Romania, starting with the nineteenth century.The legal
approach to the concept of forest protection implies presenting all the legal means offered to the
individualsthat are engaged in forest related social interactions with the purpose of protecting the
social values that are closely connected to this good.The legal forestry mechanisms that ensure that
these extremely important goods are lawfully protected have an essential role among forest protection
instruments.The legal regulations that impact the forest fund include both the forest codes adopted in
Romania and all the legal regulations relevant to the forest protection field and contained in
numerous other normative acts.
The main methods used in tackling this subject were: the logical method, the historical method
and the comparative method.
The current study attempts to outline evolution of the Romanian legislator’s concern to regulate
the forest social relations and to establish the basic rules of development, conservation and
sustainable management of the Romanian forests. All together, we will highlight the tendencies of the
historical periods in which these normative acts were adopted and applied.
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