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.
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.
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.
2017-12-01: The Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment has allowed for the culling of two wolf packs this winter. In addition, a new decision has been made regrding the licensed culling of wolves outside the designated wolf zone.
2017-10-27: The Ministry of Climate and Environment has sent out a consultation document with proposals for amendments to the Regulation relating to alien organisms. The proposed amendments entail that the current prohibition against imports of live American lobsters should be replaced by the general requirement in the Regulations for a permit.
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.
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.
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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