The Government operates several financial mechanisms in support of biodiversity
conservation, such as the State Environmental Fund of the Ministry of Environment
the State Forest Improvement Fund of the Ministry of Agriculture. Their capacity ís, however, insufficient.
|facilitate the increase of investments for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and in particular support initiatives for the restoration of biological diversity;|
|promote the channelling of investments via private sectors;|
|promote the establishment of community-based development and biodiversity funds;|
|The amount of subsidies from the state budget channelled through the
State Forest Improvement. Fund dropped respectively from 1,007 million
to 515 million SOK between 1990 and 1995.
Direct assistance by other sectors is indispensable, e.g. in the rehabilitation projects for large forest areas affected by air pollution.