Searching for Endangered Species Resources (2)
After spending a while searching for individual county endangered species laws around the world two things became abundantly clear:
1) this information is not easy to find.
2) someone could make a good living re-designing some of the government websites around the world.
Having said that, here are 10 more government resources pointing information related to endangered species. As with the first 10, the descriptions are provided by the websites.
Afghanistan's National Environmental Protection Agency was established in 2005. In the same year, Afghanistan's first Environmental Law was drafted and signed by President Hamid Karzai. It then went though amendments by the National Assembly and the final version was finally promulgated in early 2007.
The law defines the agency's function as well as its powers. NEPA serves as Afghanistan's environmental policy-making and regulatory institution. It's role is to regulate, coordinate, monitor and enforce environmental laws.
The agency is expected to play a major role in environmental protection, as well as to be the central point in dealing with the management of Afghanistan's environment so that it benefits all the citizens of Afghanistan.
2) National Academy of Sciences of Belarus:
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, inaugurated on January 1, 1929, was founded on the basis of The Institute of Belarusian Culture (Inbelkult, 1922--1928) which was reorganized to the Academy of Science through the Decree of Central Executive Committee and Soviet of People's Commissars of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic on October 13, 1928.During the past 80 years the Academy of Sciences has made the important contributions to the development of science and technology in Belarus, strengthening national economy and defence, and training large numbers of professionals for research centres, higher educational institutions and various branches of industry.
3) Egypt’s State for Environmental Affairs:
In June 1997, the responsibility of Egypt's first full time Minister of State for Environmental Affairs was assigned as stated in the Presidential Decree no.275/1997. From thereon, the new ministry has focused, in close collaboration with the national and international development partners, on defining environmental policies, setting priorities and implementing initiatives within a context of sustainable development.
According to the Law 4/1994 for the Protection of the Environment, the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) was restructured with the new mandate to substitute the institution initially established in 1982. At the central level, EEAA represents the executive arm of the Ministry.
The Principal Functions of the Agency Include:
. Formulating environmental policies
. Preparing the necessary plans for Environmental protection and Environmental development projects, following up their implementation, and undertaking Pilot Projects
. The Agency is the National Authority in charge of promoting environmental relations between Egypt and other States, as well as Regional and International Organizations
4) Ghana Environmental Protection Agency:
The Environmental Protection Agency is the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in Ghana. It's our job to make sure that air, land and water are looked after by everyone in today's society, so that tomorrow's generations inherit a cleaner, healthier world.
We have more than 30 years of history behind us. We have offices across Ghana working on and carrying out Government policy, inspecting and regulating businesses and reacting when there is an emergency such as a pollution incident.
A 13-member board of directors, appointed by the President of Ghana, supervises our operations. However, the management of our day-to-day operations is directly under an Executive Director and seven divisional heads (Directors).
The National Environment Act (NEA), Cap. 153, stipulates the Mandate of NEMA as “the principal Agency in Uganda responsible for the management of the environment by coordinating, monitoring, regulating, and supervising all activities in the field of environment”.
The National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) is a semi-autonomous institution, established in May 1995 under the National Environment Act CAP 153 and became operational in December 1995, as the principal agency in Uganda, charged with the responsibility of coordinating, monitoring, regulating and supervising environmental management in the country.
NEMA advises Government and spearheads the development of environmental policies, laws, regulations, standards and guidelines; and guides Government on sound environmental management in Uganda.
NEMA’s activities are focused on providing support to Government's main goal of ensuring sustainable development through the National Development Plan (NDP); in accordance with the policy framework of the Government of Uganda and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
The Constitution of the Republic of El Salvador in Article 117, provides that it is the duty of the State to protect natural resources and the diversity and integrity of the environment to ensure sustainable development and states of social protection, conservation, rational use and restoration of natural resources, based on previous mandated by Executive Decree No. 27 of May 16, 1997, establishing the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, the powers of the Secretary of State set out in the Rules of Procedure Executive Body, Decree No. 30 issued by the Council of Ministers on May 19, 1997.
In order to implement the provisions of the Constitution, which refers to the protection, conservation and restoration of the environment and regulating environmental management, public and private, and ensure the implementation of treaties or international agreements concluded by El Salvador, is issued Environmental Law by Legislative Decree No. 233 of March 2, 1998, published in the Official Gazette.
Through the Law of Wildlife Conservation, as amended by Legislative Decree No. 441 and published in the Official Journal No. 133, Volume 352, dated July 16, 2001, was given jurisdiction to the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to apply that law.
The Environmental Management Authority is committed to protecting and conserving the natural environment. This is to be achieved in an atmosphere of mutual respect, professionalism, accountability, transparency, collaboration and social responsibility.
Our new Vision and Mission statements reflect a deepening of our purpose. Our strategic objectives, as outlined in this plan, are very clear, since they define the most relevant environmental and human health goals that will have the most profound impact on our population. They are Clean Air, Clean Water, Healthy Ecosystems, Less Noise and Improved Waste Management.
We will provide effective leadership in attaining an environmentally healthy Trinidad and Tobago while conserving healthy ecosystems for present and future generations. The Authority's success however, is predicated upon certain key and critical factors. These and much more are clearly outlined in our Strategic Plan.
Our goal is to contribute towards realising this vision by applying our professional knowledge and judgment and drawing on international experience to formulate policies and plans on environmental protection, energy, conservation and the promotion of sustainable development; to provide first-class physical infrastructure for the treatment and disposal of waste and wastewaters; and to raise community awareness of and promote public support for issues related to environmental protection, energy, conservation and sustainable development.
Environmental protection policies in Finland are designed to increase well-being and create an eco-efficient society by promoting sustainable development, by actively improving our environment, and by ensuring that natural ecosystems can continue to function well.
The main goals set out in the strategy of the Ministry of the Environment are to increase environmental responsibility throughout Finnish society, to ensure that our environment is safe, and to improve the state of the Baltic Sea.The Icelandic Ministry for the Environment formulates and enforces the Icelandic government policy for environmental affairs. The ministry supervises the affairs pertaining to nature in Iceland, conservation and outdoor recreation, the protection of animals, wild-life management, pollution prevention, hygiene, planning and building matters, fire prevention, weather forecasting and avalanche-protection, surveying and cartography, forestry and soil conservation, environmental monitoring and surveillance.