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FNI PROJECTS

Managing Protected Areas in a Time of Internationalization

This project:

1) addresses decentralized management regimes for Norwegian national parks and protected landscapes in order to identify preconditions for ensuring an appropriate balance between local and international interests. Our focus is on protected areas that are of particular relevance to mountainous areas and landscape protection. Comparative studies of Norway-Canada and Norway-Sweden are being carried out as part of the project.

2) focuses on new measures introduced by the Norwegian Nature Diversity Act, in particular chapter II on general principles for sustainable use, §§ 23-25 on priority species, § 40 on international status for protected areas, chapter VI on selected habitat types and § 62 on delegation of authority under the Act, as well as the increased focus on management plans and plans for management measures.

3) looks at challenges regarding domestic implementation of international obligations related to establishment of networks of protected areas, and thus contribute to development of international policy to preserve biodiversity.


Project leader: Ole Kristian Fauchald


Project period: 2011-2014


Publications

Fauchald, Ole Kristian, 'Jus eller politikk? Reform av norsk verneområdeforvaltning' ('Law or Policy? Reform of Norwegian Protected Area Management'). In L. Gipperth and C. Zetterberg (eds), Miljörättliga perspektiv och tankevändor. Vänbok till Jan Darpö & Gabriel Michanek. Uppsala, Iustus förlag, 2013, pp. 237-252.

Løchen, Liz-Helen, 'Norges første marine nasjonalpark – gir den det ønskede vern?' ('Norway's First Marine National Park - Does It Provide the Desired Protection?'). Nordisk Miljörättslig Tidskrift, No 1, 2013, pp. 71-86. In Norwegian.

Fauchald, Ole Kristian and Lars H. Gulbrandsen, 'The Norwegian Reform of Protected Area Management: A Grand Experiment with Delegation of Authority?' Local Environment, Vol 17, No 2, 2012, pp. 203-222.

Gulbrandsen, Lars H., 'Dynamic Governance Interactions: Evolutionary Effects of State Responses to Non-State Certification Programs'. Regulation & Governance, published online 20.12.2012.
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 Related focal points of research:

   Biodiversity and genetic resources


Project funding:

   Research Council of Norway, Environment2015 Programme


 External cooperation partners:

   Carleton University (Canada)
   Umeå University (Sweden)


 Recent relevant FNI News

New Article Identifies Public-Private Interaction Mechanisms in Non-state Certification Programs (17.03.2014)

Norway's Protected Areas: Failing to Conserve Threatened Environments (26.04.2013)



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