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

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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

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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.