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Reform of the nature conservation legislation

Reform of the Nature Conservation Act begins with public consultation

2020-01-24
The process to reform the Nature Conservation Act has been started with an online survey to hear the people’s views in the very beginning of the process. The project comprises the reform of the Nature Conservation Act and Nature Conservation Decree and drafting of a new act concerning the compensation for damages caused by protected species. The third element to be developed is ecological compensation.
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The Ministry of the Environment has started the process to reform the nature conservation legislation. The aim of the legislative reform is to be able to protect the Finnish natural environment and its biological diversity even better than before. Biodiversity is a key prerequisite for life on earth, which is why the loss of biodiversity must be halted.

The reform of the nature conservation legislation comprises three different projects:

  • Updating the Nature Conservation Act and Nature Conservation Decree
  • Drafting a new act on compensations for damages caused by protected species
  • Developing a scheme for ecological compensation
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© Maire Peuraniemi

Broad-based steering group to guide the reform

A broad-based steering group has been appointed to guide and follow the progress of the reform. In addition, a broad-based project group has been appointed to promote the progress of each of the three projects.

Inquiries:

Johanna Korpi, Senior Ministerial Adviser, johanna.korpi@ym.fi, tel. +358 295 250 278

 

Published 2020-01-24 at 7:44, updated 2020-02-24 at 8:37