Factsheet: Forest Damages Prevention Act

Forest Damages Prevention Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Forest Damages Prevention Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Laki metsätuhojen torjunnasta
Description: 
he purpose of this Act is to maintain a good health status of forests and prevent forest damages. (2) This Act applies to forest damages occurring in forests, terminal and industrial storage sites as well as timber felling and intermediate storage sites independent of the location of the site. (3) In addition to the provisions laid down in this Act , the provisions of the Plant Health Protection Act (702/2003) apply to preventing dangerous plant pests in forest trees and their spreading.
Goal/Aim: 
- Maintain a good health status of forests. - Prevent forest damages.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2014
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014