Tag Archives: Svalbard Environmental Protection Act

TOURISM AGENCIES PROTEST ‘INVASIVE REGULATION PROPOSALS’: Svalbard business leaders ask government to nix ‘rushed’ changes tightening access and increasing mandates


Tourism and business leaders are asking Norway’s government to withdraw “invasive regulation proposals”  imposing stricter environmental restrictions in Svalbard, arguing they are the result of a rushed and flawed process that will result in serious adverse consequences for local residents.

Paying the ultimate price: Leader of Czech tour group fined 10K for negligence that led to polar bear attack


The leader of Czech tour group whose campsite was attacked by a polar bear in March, resulting in the animal’s death, has been fined 10,000 kroner for neglecting proper safety precautions.