Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests

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Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests
Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas
Agency overview
Formed 2007
Preceding agencies
  • Instituto da Conservação da Natureza (ICN)
  • Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e Biodiversidade (ICNB)
Jurisdiction Government of Portugal
Headquarters Lisbon
Agency executive
  • Paula Sarmento[1], President
Parent agency Ministry for Environment, Spatial Planning and Regional Development
Website http://portal.icnf.pt

The Institute for Nature Conservation and Forests (Portuguese: Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas), ICNF, is the responsible governmental body for the nature and forest policies, including the management of Protected Areas and state forested areas of Portugal.[2]

History[edit]

With the re-organization of the Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e Biodiversidade (Institute for Nature Conservation and Biodiversity) in 2012, the ICNF was formed, under Decree-Law 135/2012 (29 June 2012).[3]

Organization[edit]

The Institute for Nature Conservation and Forestry is a public institute, indirectly administrated by the Portuguese State, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and its own assets.[3]

The ICNF's mission is to propose, monitor and ensure the implementation of policies in the fields of nature conservancy and forestry, to promote the conservation, sustainable use, appreciation, and enjoyment of the natural heritage.[3] In addition, it promotes the sustainable development of forests and resource members, to allow increased competitiveness along the forestry-to-industry chain, but also to defend hunting resources and aquaculture along inland waterways.[3]

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ ICNF, ed. (2012). "Organigram". Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  2. ^ ICNF, ed. (2012). "Nature Conservation & Biodiversity: ICNF Presentation". Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas. Retrieved 21 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d ICNF, ed. (2012). "Missão". Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas. Retrieved 21 October 2013.