Directorate for nature management - Norway
The Directorate for Nature Management (Norwegian: Direktoratet for naturforvaltning, DN) is the national governmental body for preserving Norway's natural environment. The directorate serves as an advisory and executive agency under the Norwegian Ministry of Environment.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Exchange of Information; Impact Assessment; Invasive Alien Species; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
Kristiansand Dyrepark is the largest zoo in Norway with 120 animal species and over 550 animals in large naturalistic enclosures. The park have close to 700 000 visitors a year.
Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre
The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre is a national source of information on biodiversity. The organisations main function is to supply the public with updated and accessible information on Norwegian species and ecosystems.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Exchange of Information; Inland Waters Biodiversity; Invasive Alien Species; Library and Documentation; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation
The United Nations Association of Norway (UNA Norway) provides information on topics related to the United Nations, and relevant international issues. The organisation aims to heighten the level of awareness about these related topics among our target groups, which range from the educational system to the media and public in general.
Regulations on environmental impact assessment for plans under the Planning and Building Act - Norway
Impact assessments are required for large projects that may result in the detrimental impact on the environment or social surroundings. The impact assessment must be customized plan level and should be conducted according to accepted methodology and carried out by persons with relevant professional expertise. Within the investigation there should be information regarding the action that may be necessary to adapt the proposed project to the surroundings so as to mitigate the damages and to monitor and clarify the actual effects of the project. The proposed project plan details and the impact assessment should be presented in one document, and accompanied by a non-technical summary of the EIA. Plan Proposed impact assessment, the plan details, should normally represent one document. It should be accompanied by a non-technical summary of the EIA. A template for the EIA can be found in Appendix IV, and includes potential impacts on biodiversity, cultural heritage, soil, and climate change.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity