10. The Government may change the current protection status of a protected area in order to assign a protection status provided for in this Act.
Unless the order effecting such a change provides for another type of status, the protected area shall become a biodiversity reserve and be governed by the provisions of this Act that apply to biodiversity reserves, with the necessary modifications, from the time and on the conditions specified in the order.
Where conditions are provided for by law for the revocation or termination of a protected area’s status, the conditions must be fulfilled before a change in status under this section may take place.
Authority over land in the domain of the State is not affected by such a change of status, unless the Government provides otherwise.