According to the valid protection rules, the Kõrvemaa Landscape Protection Area has been formed with the aim to protect and preserve the natural processes, the diverse landscape and the biota, including protected species and semi-natural communities. The protection aim of the forests in the reserve is the maintenance of natural objects, the conservation of the forest that is an important part of a wholesome landscape, the conservation of the habitats of species and preserving the natural diversity.
The landscape protection area consists of four separate pieces that have a total area of 20,653.4 ha. At the moment, the area is divided into eleven conservation zones with a stricter protection procedure and one limited management zone with a more lenient protection procedure. The restrictions are based on the Nature Conservation Act and the protection rules of the Kõrvemaa Landscape Protection Area.
The management plan of the reserve and its protection rules are being renewed, this will bring about some changes in the aim of protection and in the protection procedure.