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Areas important to wildlife

Rules for field work and reporting regarding mineral resources in Greenland

Mineral exploration in Greenland is subject to regulations from a set of rules that aims to protect the fauna, flora and terrain of the Greenlandic environment.

These rules were prepared in accordance with § 54 in the Mineral Resources Act by the Greenland Mineral Mineral Authority in co-operation with DCE and Greenland Institute of Natural Resources.

The rules can be obtained through this website: https://www.govmin.gl/images/Documents/Environment/rules_for_fieldwork.pdf.

The rules are supplemented by a web map service which allows the user to pan over Greenland and for a wide range of species see which areas are considered important to wildlife. Areas protected by nature conservation are shown too.

Start dynamic web map service:

Greenland - Areas important to wildlife