Biodiversity

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.

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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.

What's new

Norway's contribution to the Amazon Fund for 2019

16/08/2019: The Brazilian government has dissolved by decree the Amazon Fund Guidance Committee (COFA) and Amazon Fund Technical Committee (CTFA). Thus, given the current circumstance, Norway has no legal and technical basis for providing the annual contribution to the Amazon Fund planned for this year.

Logging moratorium in Indonesia's forests made permanent

13/08/2019: Indonesia is making the logging moratorium in primary forest and carbon-rich peatlands permanent. The ban covers 66 million hectares, which is larger than the combined area of Germany and Italy. The ban is signed by President Joko Widodo and was announced by Environment and Forestry Minister, Siti Nurbaya Bakar.

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Documents

National Pollinator Strategy

A strategy for viable populations of wild bees and other pollinating insects

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.

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Contact

Department for Nature Management

Phone: +47 22 24 58 53
Address: P.B.8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo

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