Reform of 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

The new Nature Conservation Act will come into force 1st June 2023.

Further information

Pasi Kallio, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Legislative Affairs 
Ministry of the Environment, Department of the Natural Environment, Nature Conservation and Management Telephone:0295250251   Email Address: