Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management

The Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management (Norwegian: Direktoratet for naturforvaltning, DN) was Norway's national governmental body for preserving Norway's natural environment, including establishing and regulating national parks and other protected areas until 2013 when it was merged into the Norwegian Environment Agency.

Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management
Direktoratet for naturforvaltning
Agency overview
HeadquartersTrondheim
Employees354
Parent agencyNorwegian Ministry of the Environment

The directorate's stated mission was "to preserve biological diversity and strengthen the common right of access to the countryside".

The organization was based in Trondheim and employed about 250 employees. It concerned itself with designating areas for protection, monitoring and preserving biological diversity, as well as setting and enforcing fish and hunting quotas.

Directors included Helge Vikan (1985–1988), Peter Johan Schei (1989–1995), Stein Lier-Hansen (1995–2000) and Janne Sollie (2001–unknown).

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