Factsheet: Wilderness Act

Wilderness Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Wilderness Law
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Erämaalaki
Description: 
The Wilderness Act prohibits heavy development that would change nature significantly, yet it aims at improving possibilities for traditional uses of nature. The Wilderness Act states that a wilderness area is to be managed and used in accordance with a plan for management and use, drawn up by Metsähallitus and ratified by the Ministry of the Environment.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate management and use of wilderness.
Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of the environment

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
1991