National nature protection

The most important way of protecting nature is by protecting natural areas. Protecting natural areas also means protecting animal and plant species, the landscape and our opportunities for enjoying nature.

The most important means of protecting nature are area and species protection, nature management, nature restoration, planning, surveillance, conservation orders, protection lines, agreements, subsidies and information campaigns. Nature protection must be on the basis of the EU directives and international agreements which Denmark is bound to follow.

National plan for species management

Denmark is to have a national plan for species management. The plan will strengthen work by the Nature Agency on rare and endangered plant and animal species in Denmark and it will enhance diversity in the Danish countryside.