Which grants, subsidies, and compensations are paid for the protection of nature?

The state pays a number of grants and compensations for the protection and conservation of nature. Some of them are operating grants, some are compensations for not managing communities


Cattle on pasture. By: Igor Nael
MAINTENANCE OF A GRASSLAND. A number of grants are paid for the restoration and maintenance of semi-natural communities, both from the state budget and EU funds. By: Igor Nael


In order to protect nature, several subsidies and compensations are paid in Estonia from both the state budget and European Union (EU) funds. These include operating grants (e.g. support for the maintenance of semi-natural habitats), non-management compensations (e.g. Natura 2000 private forest land support), and tax incentives (e.g. land tax relief and exemption for protected sites [1]).