The environment will be managed in a way that maintains the diversity of habitats and landscape types and ensures that there are viable populations of naturally-occurring species: this will ensure that biological diversity can continue to evolve. Norway aims to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010.


Seas and coastlines - the need to safeguard species diversity

Norway has the second longest coastline in the world after Canada, with a length of 100,915 km including all the islands. The seabed and water are biological treasure troves that we will both protect and harvest in a sustainable manner. All indications are that the pressure on environmental values and resources will be stronger in the future, both in our areas and globally.

Management plans for marine areas

The purpose of the management plans is to facilitate value creation while also maintaining natural diversity. The Ministry of Climate and Environment is responsible for work with the management plans. Marine management is important in Norway, we have extensive ocean areas – six times greater than our land area. These areas are very rich in resources. We also have many activities here that affect marine life.


Money for wolf issues

2017-10-12: The Government will grant approximately NOK 27 million to municipalities within the designated wolf zones, to further the tagging of wolves and towards strengthening the Norwegian Nature Inspectorate’s efforts to combat conflict.

The fight against chronic wasting disease

2017-10-12: The Ministry of Climate and Environment has allocated NOK 18.6 million to combat chronic wasting disease in deer animals. The money will, amongst other things, be used to take out the wild reindeer herd in the Nordfjella- mountains.

Proposed reduction in the threshold for culling Golden Eagles

2017-06-23: The Ministry of Climate and Environment has published a consultation paper on a proposed adjustments in the threshold for the culling of Golden Eagles that cause the loss of livestock. The proposal specifies that this will only apply to a temporary project in two areas in Fosen and Troms.

All cases about Biodiversity


White Paper

Nature for life - Norway’s national biodiversity action plan (Chapter 4–9)

The Government takes a long-term approach to the management of Norwegian nature. We must ensure that future generations also have opportunities for wealth creation based on healthy ecosystems. The Government will therefore take steps to ensure that Norwegian nature is used sustainably, prevent the loss of species and ecosystems, and continue efforts for the conservation of a representative selection of Norwegian nature.


Regulations relating to the protection of traditional knowledge associated with genetic material

These regulations are intended to ensure that the interests of indigenous and local communities are safeguarded and respected in connection with access or use by others of knowledge associated with genetic material that has been developed, used, sustained and passed on within an indigenous or local community (traditional knowledge). Traditional knowledge includes skills, practices and learning that have been collectively developed, used, sustained and passed on from generation to generation within an indigenous or local community.

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