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Nature Conservation Act (No. 1096 of 1996).

Country/Territory
Finland
Document type
Legislation
Date
1996 (2011)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Subject
Wild species & ecosystems
Keyword
Biodiversity Management/conservation Protected area Protection of habitats Policy/planning Offences/penalties Protection of species
Geographical area
Europe, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Entry into force notes
This Act entered into force on 1 January 1997, except subsection 64(2).
Abstract

The Act aims at: the conservation of biodiversity; the conservation of natural beauty and the landscape, the enhancement of the sustainable use of natural resources (sect. 1). In particular, the aim of the Act is to preserve the diversity of nature in Finland, by ensuring that the favourable conservation status of different natural habitat types and native species is maintained or restored. The Act shall however not apply to the protection and use of forests as has been provided for in the Fores

Full text
English/Swedish
Website
www.finlex.fi

References - Legislation

Implements

Council Directive 79/409/EEC on the conservation of wild birds.

Legislation | European Union | 1979 (2003) | Repealed

Keyword: Birds, Hunting/capture, Endangered species, Management/conservation, Protection of habitats, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 92/43/EEC on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora

Legislation | European Union | 1992

Keyword: Protected area, Biodiversity, Protection of habitats, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Management/conservation, Endangered species, Hunting/capture, Hunting gear/hunting methods, Ecosystem preservation, Data collection/reporting, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Regulation relative to the acquisition, ownership and maintenance of nature protection areas (No. 296 of 1996).

Legislation | Finland | 1996

Keyword: Protected area, Expropriation

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree on Nature Conservation (No. 160 of 1997).

Legislation | Finland | 1997 (2009)

Keyword: Protected area, Endangered species, Policy/planning, Protection of habitats, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Decree No. 736/2001 on seal sanctuaries.

Legislation | Finland | 2001

Keyword: Fishing gear/fishing method, Protection of habitats, Research, Marine protected areas, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Amended by

Act No. 878 of 2001 amending section 59 of the Nature Conservation Act.

Legislation | Finland | 2001

Keyword: International trade, Endangered species, Offences/penalties, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. 371 of 1999 amending the Nature Conservation Act.

Legislation | Finland | 1999

Keyword: Land-use planning, EIA, Policy/planning, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. 144 of 1999 amending sections 34 and 36 of the Nature Conservation Act.

Legislation | Finland | 1999

Keyword: Land-use planning, Policy/planning

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Act No. 492 of 1997 amending the Nature Conservation Act.

Legislation | Finland | 1997

Keyword: Protected area, International trade, Endangered species, Policy/planning, National parks, Protection of species

Source: FAO, FAOLEX