The purpose of this Act is to preserve the environment in Svalbard and in particular to protect wilderness, landscape elements, flora, fauna and cultural heritage. The Act shall apply to the entire land area of Svalbard and its waters within the territorial limit. The Act consists of 103 sections divided into 10 Chapters.The Act defines the environmental protection authorities for Svalbard. Protected areas may be established for the protection of habitats, ecosystems, the wilderness or area of natural or historical value.
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Library ResourceLegislationNorway, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Europe, Northern Europe
Library ResourceRegulationsSvalbard and Jan Mayen, Europe, Northern Europe
This Decree of the Ministry of Environment consists of 25 sections divided into 6 Chapters: Scope and applications sphere (I); General rules (II); Activities which shall be communicated (III); Rules for all activities (IV); Supervision and control (V); Miscellaneous provisions (VI). The scope of this Regulation is to prevent pollution and other events in Svalbard and its territorial waters which may cause harm to the fauna and flora and the natural environment. Section 5 prohibits discharge of waste which may cause harm to the environment.
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