The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment  (Minprirody) is a federal executive body responsible for drafting and implementing  government policy and the legal regulation in the field of the exploration, use, reproduction and protection of natural resources, including mineral resources, water bodies, woodlands, animals and their habitats, and land relations concerned with the transfer of water and forest areas, as well as specially protected areas, territories and sites (as regards specially protected natural areas) to lands of other categories, in forestry relations, hunting, hydrometeorology and related sectors, environmental monitoring and protection, including radiation control regulation and monitoring, as well as developing and implementing the national policy and legal regulations in environment protection, including issues related to the treatment of industrial and consumer waste, specially protected natural territories, and state environmental expert evaluation.