Reform of the nature conservation legislation

The Ministry of the Environment has started the process to reform 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

Broad-based steering group to guide the reform

A broad-based steering group has been appointed to guide and follow the progress of the reform. In addition, a broad-based project group has been appointed to promote the progress of each of the three projects.

Further information

Pasi Kallio, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Legislative Affairs 
Ministry of the Environment, Department of the Natural Environment, Luonnonsuojelu ja -hoito 0295250251