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Act on Nature Conservation (No. 749 of 2007).

Type of law
Date of original text

The Act applies to the protection of nature, wild animals, plants, their habitats by improving and creating areas of important wildlife and cultural interests, and by providing public access for outdoor recreation purposes. Special regulations are set for lakes, rivers, moors, bogs, marshes, coastal swamps, freshwater marshes, grasslands, etc. Should any change of status for these be required, it will be on the premises of their size and capacity. The local council shall implement measures according to the Blueprint set out by Natura2000-project.
The Act consists of 14 Chapters: Purpose (1); General protection provisions (2); International nature conservation areas (2a); Installations in open countryside (3); Public access (4); Protection of plant and animal species (5); Conservation (6); Nature conservation and sand drift control (7); Nature Management (8); Natural Surveillance, counseling, etc. (9); Administration (10); Supervision (11); Appeals and legal proceedings (12); Penalties (13); Entry into force and transitional provisions (14).
Annex 1 - Historic monuments outside of the conservation border.
Annex 2 - Activities subject to notification.
Date of consolidation/reprint
Entry into force notes
This Act enters into force on 1 January 2008.
Act No. 533 of 6 June 2007 which amends article 86, shall enter into force on 1 July 2007.Repealing Act No. 530 of 10 October 1984, Act No. 168 of 28 April 1982, Act No. 339 of 24 May 1989, Act No. 595 of 13 November 1940, Act of 30 January 1861 and article 25, last section of Order No. 194 of 16 June 1961.The Act does not apply to Greenland nor the Faroe Islands.
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Legislation Amendment
Original title
Bekendtg relse af lov om naturbeskyttelse