The scope of this Act is to promote the ecologically-sustainable reindeer husbandry based on Sami culture, traditions and customs. The Act provides for rights and duties of reindeer herders; regulates the relationship with other economic activities having regard to the general interest; regulates the relationship between reindeer herders as far as necessary; and lays the foundation for administration and organization of reindeer husbandry. The Act provides for the establishment of reindeer districts which shall be administered by a district council. There shall also be a reindeer management fund for each district. Other provisions of the Act concern, among other things, marking of reindeer, expropriation for reindeer grazing purposes and the establishment of a Reindeer Council.
Amended by: Act amending Wildlife Act and Nature Conservation Act etc.(No. 9 of 2014). (2014-03-28)
Repeals: Act No. 49 of 1978 on reindeer farming. (2003-07-04)
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